There are no two ways to spin it… it’s going to be oppressive on Wednesday…
After the Hudson Valley saw the heat move in on Tuesday (with highs ranging from 88° to 93° on average), we up the ante on Wednesday. We’ll have mostly sunny skies, but the humidity will be higher… and temperatures will be just as hot (if not a touch hotter), in the mid 90s.
As we’ve discussed for the past few days… the humidity will drive the heat index (real feel) to around 100°. The heat and humidity don’t look to be as oppressive as last week, but make no mistake… it will be uncomfortable on Wednesday. Make sure to check on those who may need assistance, and be very alert to who is in the car with you… double check the back seat for children or pets… because heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur within just minutes.
Thursday we’ll see a frontal boundary approach, and that will spark afternoon showers and thunderstorms along the boundary.
Between 12pm and 4pm, it seems that a line of T-storms will form. These storms could pack a punch, producing damaging wind gusts, and heavy downpours. You will want to keep an eye on the development of these storms on Thursday, because your outdoor plans could be impacted. The Interactive Radar can be found here.
Beyond the frontal boundary… we ditch the humidity, but hold onto the heat Friday & Saturday. The heat looks poised to stick around, and while not oppressive, anyone still wondering “where is summer?” no longer has to ask that question.
HVW 5 DAY FORECAST – for forecast details
Be sure to stay cool… and have a great day on Wednesday!