The Big Apple will bake this weekend as a heat wave sends the mercury up to temps in the mid-90s, with heat indexes above 100, forecasters predict.
Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to top out around a sticky 90 degrees — and then cool down slightly to 85 degrees as a thunderstorm rolls in, dumping the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry on the region, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tom Kines said.
But then Mother Nature will crank up the heat again Friday, with temperatures expected to hit as high as 93 degrees — but it will feel more like 103, according to early predictions.
Saturday will be a scorcher, with temps soaring up to 95 degrees, but the heat index will make it feel like 105. Sunday will again be around 93 degrees, with a real feel of 104, AccuWeather predicts.
Based on numbers alone, Saturday looks to be the worst — but all three days will be extremely uncomfortable, according to Kines.
The extreme temperatures could mean that another blackout is on the way — after outages struck much of Manhattan for five hours Saturday evening, leaving some 73,000 residents without power at its height.
“We expect that there could be service outages — those things happen during heat waves,” Con Edison spokesman Mike Clendenin said Monday.