The heat is on: A stretch of sticky weather is ahead for N.J.

    (Image: mr_t_in_dc via Flickr Creative Commons)

    (Image: mr_t_in_dc via Flickr Creative Commons)

    Hot, hazy, and humid conditions will begin tomorrow and last through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. 

    High temperatures will enter the 90s tomorrow and possibly spike into the middle 90s for Thursday and Friday. Low temperatures may not dip below 70 degrees over the next several days.

    With high dewpoint readings, it will feel muggy and uncomfortable. Adding in the relative humidity, the heat index will likely reach 100 degrees on Thursday and Friday inland.

    These conditions are not unusual for early July, when temperatures are typically the hottest right through the middle of the month. 

    It will feel cooler at the coast, where forecasters do not expect high temperatures to enter the 90s. 

    Forecasters expect relief to arrive Saturday night as a refreshing air mass enters the region behind a cold front, delivering drier air and temperatures in the 80s by Sunday. 

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