It's been a fairly mild summer, minus a few scorchers, but though I have already started dreaming of sweaters, we're not out of the very hot and muggy woods just yet. Today's high will be about 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity, creating an atmosphere so sweaty the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY, in effect from noon until 6 p.m. today.
Indeed, today is a good day to utilize my preferred facial method, i.e. letting sweat pour out of your face and onto the floor. Accuweather is predicting a RealFeel® of around 100 degrees from noon until 4 p.m., though by 5 p.m. that'll dip down to a chilly 95 degrees. The NYC Emergency Management office recommends New Yorkers head to a local cooling center if they need one, sign up for Notify NYC alerts to stay informed, check on neighbors and vulnerable friends and family, avoid strenuous activity, and stay hydrated and in air-conditioned spaces if possible.
They would also like you to take this very difficult Extreme Heat Safety Quiz, which may or may not be meant for children or Kardashians:
— Rebecca Fishbein (@bfishbfish) August 22, 2017
There are also little thunderstorm icons over the 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. hours on my phone's weather app, so perhaps bring an umbrella with you if you go outdoors this afternoon.
Meanwhile, tomorrow will be slightly cooler but stormy in the morning, and Accuweather says Thursday will be "mostly sunny and beautiful," so [BOSS DON'T READ THIS] plan to call out sick in advance.