Heat Advisory Issued For Much Of Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — At heat advisory was placed into effect for most of the Tri-State Area Wednesday, as the temperatures climbed well to the 90s and heat indices exceeded 100.

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The heat advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and part of Dutchess counties, and much of northern New Jersey and western Connecticut.

Humidity and temperatures in mid-90s have pushed the heat index over 100 degrees, the National Weather Service warned.

The temperature read in at 94 degrees in Central Park as of just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. But the heat index made it feel like 103 to 105.

Those without air conditioning, as well as seniors and people with chronic health conditions, could be in danger from the heat, the NWS warned.

An air quality health advisory was also in effect for the area until 11 p.m.

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