Con Edison employee John Leach takes a break from restoring power to a building to drink some water in New York, Wednesday, July 7. Leach said the outage was most likely caused by the high energy demand that accompanies the heat wave. (Photo: AP)
NEW YORK (AP)- Forecasters say a heat wave will continue to plague parts of the Northeast but should leave New York alone beginning Thursday.
An official heat wave requires prolonged temperatures of 90 or above. Meteorologist Lauren Nash of the National Weather Service says the forecast in New York is for a high of 89.
Stifling heat is expected to continue in Philadelphia, Washington and other parts of the East, where temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-90s through Friday.
Triple-digit temperatures broke records up and down the coast earlier in the week. The heat has been blamed for a handful of deaths in the Northeast and beyond.