Heat Wave to Cook Long Island & Region

Long Island weather

Hope you’re ready for another burst of extreme heat, Long Island.

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Sweltering mid-90s temperatures are in this weekend’s forecast as a heat wave surges toward the region, according to forecasters.

Long Island heat wave temperatures

The National Weather Service in Upton is predicting a blazing hot start to the weekend on Saturday with a high near 95. Luckily, the mercury should fall about 20 degrees during the evening, providing Long Islanders with a brief respite.

Sunday’s expected high temperature is 91, the weather service said.

As the forecast currently stands, Long Island will only have the heat to contend with this weekend as no summertime storms are expected.

That’s not the case for Friday, however.

Potential Friday storms

Forecasters are warning of isolated showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon that could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain.

Another round of heavy rain could drench the Island later in the evening, meteorologists said.

The Island is under an air quality alert until 11 p.m. Friday. The alert is triggered when forecasters believe air quality levels spark health concerns. The South Shore is also under a high rip current risk throughout the day and evening.

Health officials are advising people prone to elevated levels of pollutants—traditionally the very young and people with pre-existing health problems like asthma or heart disease—refrain from strenuous outdoor activity.

PSEG Long Island said it’s monitoring the heat and potential storms and encouraged ratepayers to be mindful of energy usage.

    The utility recommends that customers:

  • Seal holes and cracks around window air conditioners
  • Close blinds to keep the sun out
  • Cool the house only when it’s occupied
  • Replace air filters, if necessary
  • Use other household appliance other than ovens to heat food

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