Happy Independence Day! Heat, Humidity & T-Storms

The heat and humidity are building once again for our 4th of July across the Hudson Valley.  Conditions won’t be quite as oppressive as recent days, but you’ll still need to be cautious when outdoors.
 
Temperatures as of 12p, are generally in the upper 80s to around 90° around the region, but dew points in the 70s are making it feel like 95° to 100°.
Poughkeepsie: 89° (feels like 94°)
Newburgh: 86° (feels like 97°)
Monticello: 84° (feels like 90°)
Monroe: 89° (feels like 103°)
 
Even at HVW Headquarters in Hurley, it’s 90° and feels like 93°.  So make sure you take the standard precautions in this weather:
– Frequent breaks from strenuous activity
– Drink plenty of water & sports drinks
– Check on children, seniors & pets
 
We’ll have to dodge scattered showers and thunderstorms as well this afternoon, as they will pop up randomly… and be very slow moving.  Flash flooding will be a concern in some areas, due to the heavy downpours and the slow moving T-storm cells.  
Futurecast Radar: 11am Wed – 5am Thu
Conditions for fireworks tonight should be good.  T-storms should diminish around sunset, and skies should be partly to mostly cloudy… decent enough for most fireworks around the region.  We cannot rule out the lingering late T-storm… but we should be in good shape in most locations.
 
So stay cool, and have a great afternoon.  Be safe, and we hope you have a wonderful 4th of July celebration!

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