After temperatures challenge the 90-degree Fahrenheit mark at midweek, showers and thunderstorms will affect the New York City area Wednesday night.
High humidity accompanying the heat will push AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures into the mid-90s during the afternoon.
Central Park has not reached 90 so far this year. The latest NYC has hit 90 in the summer season was on July 26, 1877. On average the first 90-degree temperatures occurs during late May.
There is the potential for some communities south and west of the city to be hit hard with strong wind gusts, torrential downpours and frequent lightning strikes Wednesday night.
Cooler and less humid air will push southward from Eastern Canada late this week.
Current indications are there will be enough southward push to drive away showers and thunderstorms. However, if this push backs off, showers and storms could return for the weekend.
Limit your outdoor activities and seek shade or air conditioning when possible during the peak of the heat. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
San Francisco will see abundant sunshine through at least Thursday.
Temperatures will remain in the 90s across the Metroplex through at least Thursday.
lightly above-normal temperatures are expected through the Labor Day weekend across the Los Angeles area.
Minneapolis is on the front line of a severe weather outbreak this Labor Day weekend.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
The North Central states face the most adverse weather this Labor Day weekend, in the form of severe storms and tornadoes which will threaten lives and travelers.
East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Carol hit with the single greatest property loss to date.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.
Three inches of snow fell in parts of the state; record lows were set in 31 northeastern U.S. cities and towns.