Get ready to feel the heat! Are rare pre-summer heatwave begins today with temps climbing into the low 90's. That is just the beginning, as temps tomorrow and Monday could reach as high as 100 in the NYC Metro area. Temps are expected to stay in the 90's til at least Wednesday when relief will gradually arrive.
As usual, precautions should be taken, including dressing lightly, drinking plenty of fluids, and limiting time out in the heat. Check on the elderly and make sure the kids are well hydrated.
This will be Con Ed's first big test of the year. With very high temps over the weekend, power demand Sunday night through Wednesday will be excessive and could prompt brownouts, blackouts, and pleas to conserve energy. Given Con Ed's track record, things could get interesting.