Thursday’s heat spike is likely to be more extreme across areas farther to the north, including New England and upstate New York, when compared to locations farther to the south in the mid-Atlantic.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 2, 2022 – A brief surge of very hot air has its sights set on part of the northeastern United States this week. Temperatures in New York and New England are expected to peak near the 100-degree Fahrenheit mark, which will be the hottest weather of the year, AccuWeather
Even though the hot spell will not be a long-lasting one, especially when compared to the heat wave during the second half of July, a number of locations across the Northeast will challenge long-standing record highs that date as far back as the 1920s. Whether temperatures climb to the highest levels of the season or not, AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will soar to dangerous levels up and down the northeastern seaboard, particularly during the biggest spike in temperatures that will occur on Thursday.
New York City was among the cities to endure a lengthy heat wave during the latter part of July. The temperature hit 90 F or higher for six-straight days from July 19-24 — two of those days hit 95, the highest temperature of the year so far. The Big Apple will take a run at approaching or exceeding its seasonal high on Thursday.