Monday Discussion : Steamy Sauna

We are smack in the middle of a scorching heat wave across the Hudson Valley.  Another afternoon of hot and humid conditions, as we see temperatures into the mid 90s… and ‘real feel’ heat index values 100° to 105° in many places today.

We’ve been discussing the situation for days, and by now, we all know the precautions to take.  We have to take it slow outside, and not over do it.  Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water and sports drinks.  You want to be sure you don’t dehydrate with the very high humidity levels around the region.  With ‘real feel’ heat index values approaching 105°, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in after a short period of time.  Make sure you take it slow out there.

As we look toward Tuesday, the heat and humidity will be back on the menu.  Afternoon highs in the mid 90s, with high dew points and real feel heat index values in he upper 90s to 105°.  The big difference on Tuesday, is that we could see one or two isolated T-storms pop up in the afternoon.

Futurecast Radar : 12pm Tuesday to 12am Wednesday

You’ll notice that we get a few spotty showers and thunderstorms develop over the Hudson Valley during the mid afternoon hours.  Instability will be very high, so the ingredients for a heavy downpour and possibly a potent T-Storm are surely there.  The T-storm could help cool the temps for a bit… but they won’t provide any break from the humidity.  If anything, the storms will only add to the humidity… making it even more uncomfortable.

This will likely continue into Wednesday as well.  Temperatures on Wednesday will once again climb into the 90s, with real feel heat index values again pushing 100° to 105°.  The saving grace could be the T-storms scattered about.  While not providing much relief… they could prevent temperatures from climbing too high.  We’ll have to track things as they develop on Tuesday, to see if storms become a widespread issue.

Otherwise… the heat is on for much of the week.  Some relief on the way by week’s end.  It looks like some T-Storms could roll through Thursday night , and bring us some relief by Friday afternoon and Saturday.  The timing of the front needs to be ironed out… but it should bring an end to the uncomfortable heat for the weekend.  Which at this point, sounds pretty good.  Something to look forward to.

Have a great afternoon!

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