MERCURY RISING: DON’T BE CRABBY

crabberA crabber keeps cool on the pier at Marine Park in Red Bank Monday. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

We’ve got a series of increasingly scorching days ahead as temperatures in the Red Bank area push upward toward triple digits later this week.

The National Weather Service forecasts temps peaking at around 90 degrees Tuesday, climbing higher Wednesday, and settling in at a stifling 97 both Thursday and Friday.

And there’s no relief in sight.

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TEMPS IN MID-90S EXPECTED TODAY

hot-topic rightA “very hot and humid air mass” is expected to drive temperatures in the greater Red Bank area to the mid-90s Wednesday, prompting government agencies to issue health advisories to sensitive populations.

A heat advisory alert from the National Weather Service warns of particularly hot and humid conditions between noon and 8 p.m.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is advising the elderly, infirm and pet owners of the need to stay indoors as ozone rises and outdoor conditions become unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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