Newark and the surrounding North Jersey region are bracing for yet another day of scorching temperatures as a relentless heatwave maintains its grip.
The National Weather Service said the mercury is set to soar, with highs ranging between 95 to a blistering 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
As early as 4:30 a.m., temperatures in Harrison, Kearny, and East Newark were already registering at a sultry 80 degrees.
According to the National Weather Service, the forecast predicts mostly sunny skies, contributing to the oppressive heat. The heat index values, which take into account both temperature and humidity, are expected to reach as high as 101 degrees.
Residents are urged to take precautionary measures, including staying hydrated, seeking shade, and avoiding strenuous outdoor activities during the peak heat hours.
NWS forecasters said a light and variable wind in the morning is expected to become southward at speeds of 5 to 10 mph. Humidity levels will remain at a stifling 69%.
Authorities advise everyone to stay informed about heat advisories and warnings by clicking HERE on RLS Media, as the safety of residents remains a top priority during this prolonged heatwave.