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East Coast Grappling with Heat and High Humidity Levels

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The temperatures are surging in the Northeast, pairing with high humidity levels and plentiful sunshine to create miserable conditions for much of the region. Here is the latest on this potentially dangerous weather pattern.

Heat Will Remain Through Wednesday on East Coast

The ongoing heat wave for the Northeast is expected to continue through at least Wednesday. Once the heat abates a bit, a slew of unsettled weather in the form of rain and thunderstorms will continue to stymie outdoor plans for the balance of the week. The Northeast has been under this heat wave for a few days, defined in this part of the country as three or more days of temperatures at or above 90 degrees.

The increase in the humidity levels has made the conditions intolerable for many individuals. While the mercury will likely hit its peak on Wednesday, the humidity is forecast to linger over the next several days.

Wednesday's highs will remain in the 90s for most communities located to the east of the Appalachians. The Interstate 95 corridor will see some of the most intense heat on Wednesday with temperature readings that approach the century mark in the major cities in this zone.

For instance, New York City is under a heat advisory through 8 pm Wednesday. While temperatures will top out in the upper 80s, humidity levels of about 75% will make it feel steamier. It has already been a hot week for the Big Apple. The official reading at Central Park came in at 95 degrees on Monday, good enough for the top temperature of the year thus far.

With the summer solstice just a few weeks in the rearview mirror, the sun is also the most intense at this time of the year. This means that real feel readings will inch up even higher.

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