In a shocking development (sarcasm)… it’s incredibly hot across the Hudson Valley. Poughkeepsie is currently 93°, but feels like 100° when you factor in the humidity. Similar conditions can be found all around the region. Heat index values are running between 95° and 105° in places where the sun continues to shine. However, we have some showers and thunderstorms to talk about. Here’s the radar from roughly 2:30pm to 4pm…
ROCKLAND & WESTCHESTER COUNTIES:
Most of the action is focused here, and flash flooding may become a concern. In those areas, storms have been slow to move for the last 2 hours, resulting in some locally heavy rainfall amounts. Temps are a bit cooler due to the rain, but the humidity remains intense. Expect the showers and thunderstorms to be scattered in the Rockland & Westchester county area through sunset.
REMAINDER OF THE HUDSON VALLEY:
The heat and humidity continues to be brutal, and as a result a few pop up showers and storms can’t be ruled out. We have a couple super cells in Ulster county, that could produce torrential downpours and dangerous lightning. Keep an eye on the radar, and on the skies. A storm could develop in any location, at any time… so be prepared for that potential. With that said, the storms appear likely to be few and far between.
Futurecast Radar: 12pm Tuesday – 6am Wednesday
So the rest of the afternoon, and into this evening… take it easy out there. Don’t over do it in the heat. Take frequent breaks from strenuous activity, and stay properly hydrated. The heat will be with us for a couple more days, but relief arrives on Friday. Have a nice afternoon!