AccuWeather: Meteorologist Jeff Smith breaks down what to expect this summer

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Meteorologist Jeff Smith breaks down what you can expect this summer for weather and temperatures.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Happy first day of summer!

Today, the northern hemisphere of the earth tilts the most towards the sun at exactly 6:07 am. So we'll have the highest sun position in the sky and also the longest daylight of the year, 15 hours and 5 minutes!

From now on the days will actually start getting shorter again.

After a chilly Spring and frozen Winter, we can expect a bit of everything this summer: heat, humidity, thunderstorms.

Expect a few hot periods, a couple of heat waves, but nothing too persistent.

We're looking at an average number of 90-degree days along the I-95 corridor, including New York City.

Beat the heat with these safety tips:

- Drink plenty of fluids

- Stay in air conditioning

- Stay out of the sun

- Wear lightweight clothing

- Avoid too much exertion

- Check on neighbors and pets

Imagine how much cooler you'll be in summer at Frozen on Broadway!

Frozen the Broadway Musical is on Broadway 8 times a week at the St. James Theatre. Take a break from the heat and get your tickets today!

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