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Sweat and Jeers Greet Heat Wave In Bronxville

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Children ran on the sidewalk and many frequented the shops along Palmer Avenue, but most Bronxville residents did not welcome the heat.

Wednesday's temperatures peaked at 98 degrees, causing sweat to drip from people's brows.

"This weather is good if you're on a diet," said Henry Kendrick, a member of the grounds crew at the Bronxville Schools . "Perfect sweating. You don't have to go to the gym. No sauna. Drink a lot of water."

Kendrick and his colleague Miguel Gil spent the afternoon underneath the pressing sun setting up for the Bronxville Middle School graduation, which was held on the front lawn.

"More outside work," Gil said of their afternoon plans Wednesday. "We got to set that up for later tonight."

Gil, who wore a wet shirt and sunglasses, said it was "hotter than hot" and that he was looking forward to drinking more ice-cold water. He and Kendrick both held two near-empty bottles of water.

"This got hot within minutes," Kendrick said. "This was frozen 10 minutes ago."

Over by the campus playground, Edna Falco tried to stay in the shade as her kindergarten and third-grade children played with friends in the sun.

"It's too hot," she said. "I don't like it. It's too much. The humidity is too hot and the kids don't really like it either."

The afternoon brought little breeze – only the slightest bit for those standing in the shade. Nevertheless, older children rollerbladed across the pavement carrying hockey sticks and yelling invitations to their friends across the street.

Thursday's weather in Bronxville is expected to be sunny, hot and humid, with a high of 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service . Friday is expected to bring thunderstorms, but still have a high of 93. The forecast for the weekend is sunny with a high of around 85.

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