Friday's intense heat and humidity led to New York City setting an all-time peak electric usage record.
Electric usage in New York City and neighboring Westchester County topped out at 13,322 Megawatts (MW) at 5 p.m. EDT Friday, according to Con Edison.
That breaks the previous all-time peak usage record, which was 13,189 MW from July 22, 2011.
Temperatures at New York City's Central Park soared to 96 degrees on Friday.
As dew points generally held in the lower 70s and sunshine remained in control, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures eclipsed the century mark during the midday and early afternoon hours.
Friday's high of 96 degrees fell short of challenging the day's record of 102 degrees from 1977. However, Friday's low of 83 degrees broke the day's long-standing warmest low temperature record of 81 degrees from 1878.
A high of 84 degrees and a low of 69 degrees are more common on July 19.
Temperatures cracked the 90-degree mark in New York City on Saturday, extending the heat wave to seven days and marking the longest heat wave for the city since the nine-day heat wave in August 2002.
A heat wave in New York City is defined as three consecutive days of temperatures reaching or exceeding 90 degrees.
The heat wave ended with Saturday as more comfortable air returned for Sunday.
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Typhoon Hato will barrel across southeastern China with damaging winds, flooding rain and an inundating storm surge into Thursday.
On the heels of Typhoon Hato, residents from the Philippines to southeastern China and Taiwan are being put on alert for a new tropical threat.
Temperatures will again be on the rise over much of the western United States and will raise the risk of wildfire ignition and poor air quality this weekend.
When Hurricane Andrew began brewing as a weak tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean in August of 1992, meteorologists believed it would dissipate before it could grow stronger.
The worst flooding in more than a decade across parts of Nepal, India and Bangladesh has impacted at least 24 million people.
Depending on the track and speed of Harvey, which is likely to regenerate, enough rain may fall on portions of Texas to bring the risk of major flooding from Friday to Sunday.
Severe thunderstorms will march eastward across the northeastern United States, threatening to trigger damage and delays into Tuesday night.
Spectators across the United States were able to catch pictures and a glimpse of the moon passing in front of the sun during the solar eclipse.