Northeast prepares for record breaking heat wave that would see Boston break a record set in 1928

Northeast prepares for record breaking heat wave that would see Boston experience heat last felt in 1928: New York City, Philadelphia and other east coast cities will either equal or top past highs

  • The National Weather Service is predicting that record temperatures could be equaled or topped in Boston, Hartford, Newark and New York City 
  • The city of Boston is preparing for temps to hit 99 Thursday, according to NWS, which would break a record last set in 1928 
  • Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement: ‘I urge everyone to stay cool and safe, and check on your neighbors during the week’ 
  • In Hartford, the forecast is set for the Connecticut capital to hit 101 degrees Thursday. That would break their 1944 record by five degrees
  • Newark, New Jersey, which is often home to the hottest temperatures during heat waves, could tie a nearly 30-year-old record of 100 

The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend.

The National Weather Service is predicting that record temperatures could be equaled or topped in Boston, Hartford, Newark and New York City

The city of Boston is preparing for temps to hit 99 Thursday, according to NWS, which would break a record last set in 1928. 

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement: ‘I urge everyone to stay cool and safe, and check on your neighbors during the week’. 

In Hartford, the forecast is set for the Connecticut capital to hit 101 degrees Thursday. That would break their 1944 record by five degrees. 

Newark, New Jersey, which is often home to the hottest temperatures during northeast heat waves, could tie a nearly 30-year-old record of 100. 

The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend

The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend

The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend

The northeastern United States faces a second heat wave in a matter of weeks, with over 70 million potentially falling under heat advisories through the coming weekend

A man cliff jumps at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia. Philadelphia may tie their record from 1995, hitting 95 degrees. Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks

A man cliff jumps at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia. Philadelphia may tie their record from 1995, hitting 95 degrees. Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks

Construction workers in Philadelphia sport long sleeves to protect from the sun. Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks

Construction workers in Philadelphia sport long sleeves to protect from the sun. Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks

The National Weather Service is predicting that record temperatures could be equaled or topped in Boston, Hartford, Newark and New York City

The National Weather Service is predicting that record temperatures could be equaled or topped in Boston, Hartford, Newark and New York City

The Brick City has issued what’s known as a ‘Code Red’ insisting residents take caution from the heat. Governor Phil Murphy has also reiterated warnings to stay cool. 

In nearby New York City, they’re predicting temperatures to reach 94 degrees for Thursday, which would break a record last set in 2006. 

Energy company Con Edison is imploring New Yorkers to save energy amid what will be an increased demand for electricity. 

The city faced its longest heat wave in nine years just two weeks ago, lasting six days with peak temperatures reaching 97 degrees. 

Further south, Philadelphia may tie their record from 1995, hitting 95 degrees. Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks.  

Both New York and Philadelphia have seen heat deaths in the past two weeks and both cities are seeing temperatures ramp up again

The National Weather Service has said the scorching temps will peak Thursday, dip a little bit through the weekend before rising again on Sunday, as well as several thunderstorms throughout the region

The National Weather Service has said the scorching temps will peak Thursday, dip a little bit through the weekend before rising again on Sunday, as well as several thunderstorms throughout the region

Heat advisories are in place across much of the Northeast as temperatures exceed 100 degrees

Heat advisories are in place across much of the Northeast as temperatures exceed 100 degrees

The National Weather Service has said the scorching temps will peak Thursday, dip a little bit through the weekend before rising again on Sunday, as well as several thunderstorms throughout the region.  

Just two weeks ago, over 210 million faced temperatures over 90 degrees and nearly 60 million of those saw temps soar over 100 degrees.

The center says that 60 different high temperature records were either tied or broken that week alone.  

Cities like Las Vegas (115 degrees), Phoenix (113 degrees), Memphis (102 degrees), San Antonio (101 degrees) and Oklahoma City (100 degrees) all hit the 100 mark. 

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