HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory in effect for Long Island until Thursday evening
HEAT WAVE: It's official. We hit 90 degrees three days in a row, and Islip had record-breaking heat Wednesday. The high was 92 degrees, breaking the previous record of 90 in 1985.
HEAT ADVISORY: Extended through 8 p.m. Thursday with feels-like temperatures 95 to 99 degrees.
RELIEF: It will still be quite warm and humid into the weekend, but next week will feel better after we get some scattered showers through the weekend.
TROPICS: Watching Tropical Storm Lee, which could become a major hurricane later this week and pass east of the Bahamas by Monday. Right now, the storm track is just east of Long Island. This could bring large waves and dangerous conditions on the water, beach erosion and coastal flooding.
Storm Team Meteorologist Sam Augeri says the heat and humidity will stick around Thursday before rain chances move in for the weekend.
OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm and muggy. Lows near 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunrise: 6:25
THURSDAY: Hot and humid with sun and clouds. Highs near 90 with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Feels like 95 to 99 degrees. Sunset: 7:15.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Warm and muggy with partly cloudy skies. Lows near 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY: Sun and clouds. Chance for a few late-day showers. Not as hot with highs near 82. Partly cloudy with a passing shower at night. Lows near 70.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny with the chance of scattered showers and storms during the afternoon. Highs near 82. Lows near 70
SUNDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with the chance of scattered showers and storms, mainly during the afternoon. Highs near 80. Lows near 69.
MONDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for a shower or storm. Most of the day is dry with highs near 80. Lows near 65.