Today will be another hot one throughout the Hudson Valley. Southern regions will see highs in the mid-80’s to near 90° with dew points in the low 70’s. As a result, a heat advisory is in effect for Orange, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester Counties, with heat indexes in the mid-90’s this afternoon. Northern areas will likely stay slightly cooler, especially in the Catskills, with highs near 80°.
A few isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon ahead of a cold front (30-40%). Timing appears to be anywhere between 1-7 pm. This will not be a widespread event and while most locations will stay dry, any storm that does form could produce gusty winds and heavy downpours. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms today as a storm or two may approach severe thresholds.
Enjoy your Tuesday!