Temperatures soared to the mid-90s Sunday but felt worse as oppressive humidity hung over the area.
The National Weather Service said heat index values were as high as 103.
An air quality alert was in effect until 11 p.m. The New York State Department of Health recommended that people consider limiting strenuous activities, though that didn’t stop one sweaty, shirtless man from jogging along Park Avenue at mid-day, carrying two small weights in his hands.
The hot weather is expected to last through Wednesday, the Fourth of July, though there is a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night.