Another "excessive heat warning" is in effect for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with temperatures expected to pass 100 again following yesterday's record-breaking 104 degree misery. However, the sizzling spell should be briefly broken late tonight, when thunderstorms arrive and temperatures plummet to a breezy 85. But if you can make it through the whole day without taking your pants off to try to cool down, more power to you!

Or less power to you, depending on where you are: Con Ed clocked the highest strain on our power grid ever with 13,189 megawatts yesterday afternoon which resulted in rolling brownouts across the city—it seems a safe bet that they may be on the horizon for today as well. You can see a list of all the neighborhoods where the company has reduced voltage currently here.

As of last night, Con Ed reported 28,140 customers were without power in New York City. Of those outages, 13,304 were in Queens, with 5,323 in Richmond Hill. PSE & G reported about 15,000 customer outages statewide. You can see the Con Ed service problem map is still showing outages across the five boroughs. They released this updated alert late last night: "Con Edison is requesting that all NYC customers conserve electricity by turning off equipment not being used, keeping air conditioners at 78-degrees, and running washers, dryers and dishwashers at night. If you lose electricity call ConEd."

Mayor Bloomberg echoed the call, imploring NYers to conserve power: "We need people to turn their air conditioners to no cooler than 79, if you can do that," he said. The city has responded to the heatwave by keeping cooling centers available, converting fire hydrants into temporary drinking fountains, and setting out pet bowls. It also directed that the city’s 54 pools be kept open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Gov. Cuomo ordered longer hours at swimming facilities in state parks.