Live updates: Heat wave grips NYC, parts of the Tri-State

Heat advisories remain in effect across New York City and parts of the Tri-State through the weekend.

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Last updated: Sunday, June 23, 2024 6:26PM GMT
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Very hot and humid conditions continue through the weekend with heat indexes reaching around 95 to the mid 100s.

Heat advisories remain in effect through the weekend.

New York City topped 90 degrees for the third day in a row on Saturday, making it an official heat wave.

Limit your time outdoors during the extreme heat, and if you are outside, take frequent breaks and stay hydrated!

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Jun 23, 2024, 11:18 AM GMT

NYC Cooling Centers Map

Heat advisories and warnings remain in effect through Sunday evening.

NYC Emergency Management is reminding New Yorkers everyone to take precautions.

A map to cooling centers can be found on

For Sunday, 45 schools have been opened as cooling centers from 8AM-5PM.

For locations, visit on

A citywide map of outdoor cooling options (including spray showers, drinking fountains, and more) can be found online at Cool It! NYC.

Jun 23, 2024, 6:26 PM GMT

NJ's Florham Park cancels 'Tribute to Elvis' concert due to excessive heat, severe storms risk

Florham Park has canceled Jesse Garron's "Tribute to Elvis" concert in New Jersey on Sunday amid dangerous conditions from the ongoing heat wave.

According to event organizers, the concert, part of the Florham Park Gazebo Concert Series, is being canceled due to excessive heat and the risk for severe storms.

"The current forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for an expected heat index of 103 degrees with SEVER thunder storms expected beginning at 6 p.m.," organizers announced. "We feel that this cancellation is in the best interest to insure the safety of our committee volunteers, emergency services, production staff, band members and audience."

Organizers added that the show will not be rescheduled, and asks the public to not call the Florham Park Police Department for updates on the concert.

Prospective attendees can visit Jesse Garon's website to view the schedule for his other upcoming shows in the nearby area.

Jun 23, 2024, 1:35 PM GMT

NYC opens public schools as cooling centers amid heat wave

New York City is opening schools as cooling centers on Sunday as the heat wave continues this weekend.

On Sunday, 45 schools will be open as cooling centers from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A map to cooling centers can be found on

For more cooling center locations, you can visit

In total, there are about 500 locations across the city where people can go to find air conditioning and a place to sit. Health officials in the meantime recommend people stay out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day.

A total of 45 public schools will open as cooling centers on Sunday as the heat wave continues in New York City.
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Jun 20, 2024, 3:04 PM GMT

Yonkers Schools to dismiss early, NYC Schools operate normally with precautions

Yonkers Public Schools will dismiss early on Thursday, while New York City schools will operate with precautions due to the extreme heat.

Yonkers schools will dismiss as early as 11 a.m. in some cases depending on the location in the third largest district in the state.

While schools aim to keep kids comfortable, principals have the discretion not to serve hot meals, as they are prepared to serve cold meals if needed.

Plus, custodians come in early to turn on the air conditioning before students arrive to make sure temperatures are comfortable.

Across the city there are 555 cooling centers, air-conditioned indoor facilities that can be used during the day, open under the city's continuing heat emergency plan.

239 of them were closed Wednesday for the federal holiday of Juneteenth. All will reopen as cooling centers including all 179 libraries.

The state is also pitching in to make New Yorkers beat the heat and humidity with no admission charge to state parks like Riverbank.

People can also enjoy free entry at Roberto Clemente and Gantry Plaza state parks. In the city, Jones Beach and Sunken Meadow state parks on Long Island and Bear Mountain and Rockland Lake state parks in the Hudson Valley will have free entry as well.

Phil Taitt has details on early school closures in Yonkers.
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Jun 19, 2024, 8:39 PM GMT

Newark officially enters heat wave as temperatures reach the 90s

Newark, New Jersey officially entered a heat wave on Wednesday as temperatures reached 90 degrees for the third day in a row.

The heat was cooking early, before noon in fact, as tents went up for Newark's Juneteenth celebration.

An ambulance crew was there on standby, but fortunately, no one needing heat-related help.

Not everyone had the holiday off. City workers were seen repainting a lamp post, but they made sure to get it done well before the noon sun was directly overhead.

Construction crews were also on the job. It's all about getting the work done or getting to your destination or enjoying an outdoor festival while making sure the temperatures don't get the best of you.

Fans, umbrellas and water are all important items when the heat turns up.