High heat & humidity will make it feel close to 100 today as t-storms threaten us late
Good morning! Here is what you need to know before you go.
There is a risk for a brief isolated shower or thundershower around sunrise to pass through the area from west to east. Otherwise, expect sunshine with some clouds through the morning. It will become hazy, hot and humid by the end of the morning.
Early morning temperatures are already unseasonably warm and will rise rapidly from the 70s into the upper 80s to near 90 by the end of the morning. The heat index will be climbing into the 90s by 11 AM.
During the afternoon, it will continue to be hazy, hot and humid. The deeper into the afternoon we go, the higher the risk will be for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Since the atmosphere will have a ton of moisture, the risk for extremely heavy rain alongside vivid cloud to ground lightning strikes are the primary threat for these thunderstorms.
High temperatures will range likely get into the upper 80s to lower 90s for many areas. The maximum heat index will get to near or over 100 degrees. There is a heat advisory in effect for most of our area. You can read more about what this means here.
I have attached a video forecast about this heat advisory, how high the combination of heat and humidity will make it feel, why it’s important to never leave kids or pets in the car and your bus stop forecast.
I have also attached a video forecast showing an hour-by-hour progression of today’s weather hour-by-hour and place-by-place across central New York.
As mentioned above, there will be some scattered very heavy thunderstorms that will threaten parts of upstate and central New York, especially later this afternoon. While the risk for torrential downpours alongside vivid cloud to ground lightning strikes are the primary threat for these thunderstorms, there is a small marginal threat for damaging winds.
I have attached another web video discussing this threat, as well as your grab and go forecast and your dog walking forecast.