Monday Discussion : Heat, Humidity & Late Day Storms

Sunday was hot… but particularly humid, with dewpoints in the low 70s.  Then the line of thunderstorms brought widespread soaking rain and temporary relief in the form of cooler temperatures.  But we’ll do it all again on Monday, as the heat and humidity will build back into the region.

A heat advisory is in effect, for temps near 90°, but more importantly for the dew points in the low to mid 70s.  That will generate real feel heat index values in the mid 90s around the Hudson Valley.  It’s going to be uncomfortable to say the least, so make sure to take frequent breaks from strenuous outdoor activity on Monday.

In addition, late day T-Storms are also a concern.  Early guidance suggests a band of showers and storms focused on the lower half of the Hudson Valley, mainly after 2 or 3 pm.  However, if there’s anything the weather of the past several days has taught us… is that the computer guidance struggles greatly with the details of these shower and thunderstorm threats that materialize in the afternoon.  Since we’re not able to pinpoint the timing and location in advance, it’s best to keep an eye on the radar, or our Facebook page, where we’ll try to post updates as the situation begins to materialize on Monday.

Stay cool, and have a great Monday!

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