Sunday Discussion : Summertime Heat!

Temperatures surged across the Hudson Valley on Saturday, with an afternoon high of 92° in Poughkeepsie… which unofficially breaks the old record of 90°.  So the heat is locked in… and ready for a repeat performance on Sunday.

Mostly sunny skies and a southwest flow will push temperatures quickly up into the 80s before noon.  Afternoon highs on Sunday will likely climb near or just above 90° in the valley.   Humidity levels won’t be too oppressive, but it will be a touch on the sticky side… making for a hot summer day across the region.  Sunday night temps won’t fall much below 70°, setting the stage for another hot and humid day on Monday.  Highs on Monday are likely to climb into the low 90s, and could be the hottest day of the year so far.

The heat is likely to be with us into mid-week, before we might see a bit cooler air push southward, along with the threat of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.  Because of the humidity and heat… we’ll have atmospheric instability across the eastern US.  That will mean a busy week of tracking thunderstorms and keeping an eye out on how things unfold each day.  Be sure to check back for updates as the week unfolds.

Have a great Sunday!

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