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NYC weather hits 91-degree high Monday, with a heat index of up to 96 degrees

National Weather Service meteorologists said atmospheric conditions made it feel even hotter.

Temperatures in the city will near the historical

Temperatures in the city will near the historical record on Monday, and officials are warning New Yorkers against overexposure. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

Don’t get beat by the heat.

The temperature rose to a high of 91 degrees Monday, marking the second consecutive day of 90-degree heat in the city.

An air quality alert asking New Yorkers to limit their activities outside was issued for the city on Sunday and continued into Monday through 11 p.m.

Brian Ciemniecki, a NWS meteorologist, said atmospheric conditions made it feel even hotter. The city's heat index reached a high of 96 degrees Monday afternoon.

The city's heat record for June 18 is 95 degrees.

Ciemniecki said New Yorkers should be vigilant about protecting themselves from the sun, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and limit outdoor activities during extreme heat.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio also urged New Yorkers to keep an eye on the city’s most vulnerable, including the elderly, children and those with chronic illness.

“As temperatures continue to rise, I encourage everyone to check on your friends and neighbors who may need some extra help, and to cool off at state parks pools and cooling centers,” Cuomo said in a statement on Sunday.

"We’re seeing unusually high temperatures today — keep hydrated, keep cool and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun if possible. Check in on your neighbors, particularly elderly or disabled neighbors who may need assistance," the mayor tweeted on Monday.

According to the forecast, the 90-degree heat shouldn’t last too much longer. The high temperature for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to top out in the mid-80s.

With Lauren Cook


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