WEATHER TO WATCH: Hot temperatures, possible thunderstorms and high humidity through Saturday.
Hurricane Lee intensified from a Category 1 to Category 5 in 12 hours. That is the second-biggest rapid intensification on record. It will safely stay north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispanola. Click here for more information on the storm.
What is rapid intensification? Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Allan Nosoff HERE and the video below:
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Darryl Green says Friday will be hot and humid with storms arriving in the afternoon to break the heat. A heat advisory continues for NYC through 6 p.m.
While air temperatures will be below 90, the high humidity will make it dangerously hot again with feels-like temperatures between 95 and 100.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for New York City that will be active until 11 p.m. Severe storms may bring strong winds, heavy rain, and possible hail or flying debris.
Tonight: A humid night with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms, lows from the low- to mid-70s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms, highs from the from the low- to mid-80s.
Sunday: Warm and humid with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms, highs from the upper-70s to the low-80s.
Monday: Clouds and rain with a chance of thunderstorms, highs from the mid-70s to the low-80s.
Tuesday: Sun and clouds, highs from the upper-70s to the low-80s.
Wednesday: Clouds and rain, highs from the mid- to upper-70s.