New York City heatwave to end — but expect more miserable weather this weekend

The Big Apple will dial down the temperature following days of relentless heat — only to be lashed with storms in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, forecasters warned Wednesday.

Scorching temperatures in the city are expected to drop more than 10 degrees on Thursday but the cooler weather will come with “unpredictable” thunderstorms, according to meteorologists.  

“A cold front is going to move through and there’s going to be strong thunderstorms,”  Accuweather senior meteorologist Paul Walker told The Post.

Temperatures will reach a high of 84 on Thursday, followed by 75 on Friday and 73 on Saturday — with scattered storms forecast for the Fourth of July weekend likely to damper some plans, Walker said.

Children cool off in a fountain during a heatwave in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, on June 29, 2023.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the 80s and 70s after days of relentless heat.
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“I don’t think it’s a washout, but there’s certainly going to be opportunities for rain showers,” Walker said of the afternoon storms expected daily into Sunday.

When Fourth of July rolls around on Sunday, there will be a “little bit of a break in the clouds” — but the drier weather may not hold for the annual Macy’s July 4 fireworks display, when another storm is expected to sweep through the region, he said.

“Unfortunately, it may be during the afternoon, evening hours when they put off the fireworks,” Walker said.

The July 4 weekend might not have a promising weather outlook.
The July 4th weekend does not have a promising weather outlook.
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Walker said New Yorkers should “be flexible” with their plans over the holiday weekend.

“Make alternate plans. Maybe move your picnic indoors or earlier in the day,” he said. 

The more-brisk weather comes after a heatwave that brought two of summer’s hottest days so far, with highs of 95 on Tuesday and 97 on Wednesday.

Metro | New York Post

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