Air quality alert continues; thunderstorms Sunday
Another hazy and humid day is ahead Friday, but relief from smoky air should be coming soon, along with some potential storms.
An air quality alert is in effect for New York City through 12 a.m. on Sunday. The current air quality is "unhealthy" for everyone. Air quality tomorrow is expected to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups,” so a mask for the elderly and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions is beneficial if needing to be outside. For most others, it’s recommended to have a mask if you’re out and about more than 15 minutes.
TODAY: Hazy and humid. Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs up to 85. Feels like 90. Smoky sky from wildfire smoke. Lows down to 69.
TOMORROW: Partly to mostly sunny with lingering smoke. Improving air quality but still unhealthy for sensitive groups. Highs near 83. Lows around 70.
SUNDAY - WEATHER TO WATCH: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms, especially after noon. While not a washout, outdoor activities are not the best idea. Highs near 82. Lows around 68.
MONDAY: A few scattered showers and downpours likely. Highs near 86. Lows around 69.
TUESDAY - FOURTH OF JULY: Mostly sunny with an isolated pop-up afternoon thunderstorm. Should be dry for fireworks! Highs up to 88. Lows around 70.
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY: Hazy, hot and humid. Highs approaching the upper 80s to near 90. Lows near 70.