Updated Wednesday, June 20 at 1:20 p.m.
At 1:15 p.m., it's in the low 90s and climbing in the Caldwells, where temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s Wednesday and Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday for Northeast New Jersey and surrounding areas.
According to an advisory issued by the North Caldwell Police Department, “Residents are advised to hydrate, stay cool, avoid exertion, and check on others.”
To help residents cool off, the West Caldwell Recreation Department will open Westville Pool from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to director Gabe DiMasi.
The National Weather Service advises rescheduling strenuous activities to early morning or evening, wearing light and loose-fitting clothing and drinking plenty of water.
The heat index will make it feel like it’s 100 to 104 degrees, resulting in dangerous conditions for those spending long periods of time outside.
This article will be updated as more information comes in regarding the extreme heat.