NYC: Storms to Mark End of Brief Heat Spike

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
June 18, 2014; 6:00 AM ET
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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.

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Detailed New York City Forecast
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Minute-by-Minute Forecast for New York City

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.

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