SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Temperatures at the Jersey Shore could top 100 degrees on Sunday with a heat index over 110, according to the National Weather Service. This warning is in effect through noon Monday across most of New Jersey, including Toms River, Jackson, Manahawkin, Asbury Park, Long Branch and areas inland along the Jersey Shore.
The most oppressive day is expected to be Monday and this heatwave is likely to continue beyond Monday.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. The dangerously hot conditions may continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. The warning may need to be extended as we get closer.
Temperatures overnight are only expected to drop into the mid-70s, so there will be little relief from the heat even through the overnight hours.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.