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NYC braces for heat wave with nearly 100 degree weather

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The mercury is expected to soar above 90 degrees starting Friday

New Yorkers will brace for an unseasonably warm weekend with temperatures reaching as high as 96 degrees on Sunday, and hot weather continuing on to next week. So far, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that begins Saturday at noon and ends at 9 p.m. the same, but more warnings could follow.

The weather will start to heat up today with temperatures expected to hit 90 degrees later in the day; On Saturday the mercury will climb to 92 degrees, and Sunday is expected to be even worse at 96 degrees. However with extremely high humidity on both days, it could feel higher than 100 degrees on both days, according to Accuweather. The 90 degree-plus weather is expected to continue into next week—don’t expect the highs to drop down below 90 degrees at least until next weekend.

Thankfully, NYC’s 55 free public pools are now open for the summer, so that’s one option to cool off. Another option is to hit the city’s beaches, which opened to the public on May 26. But if the outdoors don’t float your boat, there are still plenty of free, indoor spots throughout the city where you can beat the heat.