The Big Apple is dropping the temperature.
Severe thunderstorms and strong gusts of wind will bring some relief to the tri-state region on Monday after several days of sweltering heat, forecasters said.
Isolated storms gusting more than 60 miles per hour could bring a cold front into communities Monday afternoon from Greensboro, North Carolina, north as far as Maine in the densely populated I-95 corridor, Christopher Tate, a weather forecaster at Fox Weather, said. to The Post.
“Of course, as this cold front moves eastward, the threat of storms also shifts eastward,” Tate said. “We really see I-95 north of DC as a bull’s eye.”
Although Monday’s high in the Big Apple will reach 91 degrees, marking the seventh straight day of temperatures above 90, humidity is expected to drop after the storm.
If drier air drifts into the area on Tuesday, New York will see an expected high of 85 degrees, according to Fox Weather.
Although Monday’s storm offers a respite from the heat, it brings concerns about extreme winds that pose a low risk of tornadoes, primarily north of Philadelphia, including the tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
“The ingredients are there, if you will,” Tate said of the potential risk of a Twister landing, including in New York City. “I’d be very surprised if one lands near the city, but I don’t want to rule out the possibility.”
In all, more than 50 million people along the East Coast were at risk from damaging winds Monday, Fox Weather reported.
The worrying storm area pushed through central Pennsylvania early Monday and is expected to reach the tri-state area later this afternoon, Tate said.
“It’s something that people want to keep an eye on,” he said. “You should go inside and stay away from windows. With the winds we expect today, debris could fall from construction sites or trees in the city could be downed.”
Tate said he wouldn’t be “terribly surprised” if he saw a significant impact on New York City and the surrounding region.
Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories were in effect from Maryland in the south to Boston in the north through Monday afternoon.
At least two heat-related deaths have been reported during the ongoing heatwave in the Northeast, including an unidentified victim in New York who succumbed to heat exposure, the city’s coroner’s office said Saturday.
The victim also suffered from heart disease and pulmonary emphysema, according to coroners.
More than 500 refrigeration centers across New York will remain open Monday, the city’s Office of Emergency Management said.
With postal wires
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