Aug 12, 2016

Thunderstorms Move in as Oppressive Heat Continues

New York, NY
Chris Cimino
NBC New York
Photo: NBC New York
Photo: NBC New York

Thunderstorms moved into the region and dropped rain in New Jersey and New York as oppressive heat and humidity continued into the early evening Thursday. 

The high temperatures, likely the worst heat wave of 2016, and humidity are expected to continue in the tri-state for the next few days, according to Storm Team 4.

The combination of heat and humidity will lead to heat index values peaking in the triple digits for three more days, Storm Team 4 says. 

Highs will reach the low-to-mid 90s on through Sunday, but the heat it will feel more like 105 to 110 degrees with the humidity. 

An excessive heat warning is in effect for all five boroughs, Nassau County and parts of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union and Westchester counties through Saturday morning. Most of the tri-state is under an excessive heat watch from Saturday morning until Sunday evening. 

Con Edison has already reported demand in electricity surged to 12,663 megawatts by 5 p.m. Thursday, the highest of 2016. The all-time record is 13,300 megawatts, set in 2013