While many residents were still traveling to work, thermometers had already hit 90 degrees, with triple digit temperatures and severe thunderstorms still in store.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for until 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to reach 105.
New Yorkers will begin to get relief tomorrow when temperatures return to the mid-80s, but not before severe thunderstorms pass through the area.
The recent high heat and humidity has created an unstable atmosphere, this will lead to intense storms, the NWS said. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Queens.
Rain will begin falling between 2 – 4p.m. Large hail and winds up to 60 mph are possible, the NWS said, and up to two inches of rail may result in flash floods.