New York City is in the midst of yet another heat wave this week, with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s into Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for New York starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday and that advisory is now in effect until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The temperature on Monday climbed up to 91 degrees, and there will be more of the same, brutal heat on Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicts that it could feel like anywhere between 94 and 99 degrees, and in some cases, due to the humidity, it could even feel like it’s above 100 degrees.
With that in mind, the city announced that it would extend the opening of its cooling centers to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The city’s cooling centers include libraries, community centers, senior centers, and some NYCHA facilities; to access the full list visit the city’s Beat the Heat website. The last time the city was struck by a heat wave was at the end of June, and NYC experienced similar temperatures at that time as well.
Additionally, the city’s pools—or, at least, “all outdoor Olympic and intermediate-sized pools”—will have extended hours on Tuesday, staying open until 8 p.m. And if all else fails, you can check out one of these free air-conditioned sites if you need to cool down.