Brace yourself — this weekend is going to be a hot one. A combination of heat and humidity is going to create a dangerous heat wave in the Northeastern United States, which is forecast to be at its peak this weekend and early next week.
According to Accuweather
Record temperatures have been recorded in the upper 90°s to near 100° this time of year, but a few states like New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey may reach record highs. And while the hot weather makes for a great beach day, senior citizens, young children, and those who do manual labor may be at risk for heat-related illnesses.
To stay healthy, remember use sunscreen, stay hydrated, and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages. Also, try to conserve electricity by turning off the fan or air conditioner when not at home or in the office.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Ehert recommends people ” limit the use of grills, lawnmowers and other combustion engine power equipment and avoid prolonged periods of exertion outdoors.”
The heat and humidity won’t stick around forever, though — there may be a push of cool air from eastern Canada or the Atlantic Ocean. AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said he sees signs of a turn to more seasonable — AKA slightly cooler — weather in the second half of July.