oem_guys_at_beach.jpgFascinating fact: Although it may not have felt like it, the last nine days have been more than a degree below normal. Fascinating prediction: perception and reality are going to be in synch for the next week as it will both be and feel hot.

Some days the weather is much easier to predict than other days. This is one of the easier days. Today will be hot, with a high around 90. Tomorrow: same temperature but with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Good news for those going to the Siren Music thingy – onshore winds will make it slightly cooler at the beach. Sunday: as hot as today if not hotter. Monday and Tuesday: hot and steamy, high temperatures in the mid-90s.

The general rules for dealing with a heat wave are slow down, wear lightly-colored, loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water, cut down on the alcohol, and join Gothamist in the uptown Fairway's refrigerated room. The NYC Office of Emergency Management has other heat beating tips on their website. The elderly are among the most vulnerable to a heat wave. Many seniors are socially isolated and tend to not turn on the air conditioning, if they have it, as readily as they should. If you have an older neighbor take a few minutes to check up on them.

Three guys at the beach from the OEM.