Our abnormally hot stretch will conclude on Wednesday, with one more hot and humid day.
Any early morning fog will burn off and leave us with a mix of clouds and sunshine. The flow out of the SE will keep us rather humid as well, with dew points in the mid to upper 60s in many places. The heat will build in the afternoon, and highs are expected in the mid to upper 80s for most of the region.
While it may be a couple degrees cooler than the past several days… we could still break a record today. Unlike the past several days where the record high was around 90°, the record high for today is ‘only’ 85° and was set in 2014. With forecast highs near or just above that number… don’t be surprised if we smash another record today.
We missed having an official heat wave by 1 degree on Tuesday. A heat wave is defined as 3 consecutive days with temperatures at or above 90°. On Sunday, Poughkeepsie reached 90°… on Monday, they set a record of 91°… but on Tuesday fell just shy of the record at 89°. Even so… it’s an incredible stretch of heat for late September, with temperatures nearly 20° above average.
A cool front will push through tonight, and shift our winds out of the NW. That wind will help pull down some much drier, much cooler air into the Hudson Valley. Thursday’s temperatures will top out in the mid 70s, and slightly cooler temperatures are expected on Friday, before the chill really sets in for the weekend. So make sure you’re ready for some early fall weather this weekend… with highs in the 60s, and overnight lows around 40°.
So enjoy the final day of heat! Have a great Wednesday.