Monday Discussion: Summer Heat with Building Humidity

A warm summer week ahead… but it is the middle of summer.  Every day will see temps in the mid to upper 80s, with those temps pushing closer to 90 by the end of the week.

Humidity levels will be comfortable to start the week, with Monday and Tuesday staring with low humidity.  However, on Tuesday, winds will shift out of the SW, and that will allow more humid air to push back into the Hudson Valley by midweek.  That will make for “real feel” heat index values 5 to 10 degrees above the actual air temperatures.

The saving grace may come in the form of the remnants from Tropical Storm Barry.  While very disorganized, the moisture from Barry may push NE into the Ohio Valley and Northeast.  Because the system is so disorganized, the timing and placement of the moisture remains uncertain, but the threat looks to be Wednesday into Thursday.  Neither day looks like a washout… but clouds and showers could help keep temperatures down a bit, making for less oppressive heat index values.  But either way, a warm & humid airmass will be with us for much of the week, into the weekend.

We’ll try to clarify the details in the coming days, as we get a clearer picture.  For now, enjoy some beautiful summer weather to start the week!

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