TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After seven straight days with temperatures in the 90s, relief is a ways off for New Jersey.
The southern half of the state remains under excessive heat watches and warnings through Saturday, when temperatures could be close to 100. That is expected to be the hottest day in a persistent heat wave.
Through Wednesday, the area has had seven straight days with high temperatures above 90. The National Weather Service expects the streak will grow to at least 11 days — and maybe more.
Residents are urged to stay indoors and in air-conditioned areas, if possible. They also should drink lots of water and limit strenuous outdoor activities to the early morning or evening hours.