Summer in full swing around the Hudson Valley as we enter day 3 of the heatwave.
Morning lows in the low to mid 70s will quickly translated into temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s by noon. But as we’ve come to learn by now, the real story remains the humidity that has locked into the eastern US. Dew points in the 70s will combine with the highs in the low to mid 90s… to produce real feel temps like you see in the image above. Heat index values as high as 104° are possible… and for that reason, the Heat Advisory remains in effect. The chances of an isolated late day T-Storm are very low… less than 20%, so no relief in sight. And if you don’t think these ‘real feel’ temperatures are likely… here’s a quick look at the heat index values from Monday afternoon…
This is what it actually felt like Monday afternoon, with real feel temps in the 100° to 104° range… which is largely the product of the dew points in the mid to upper 70s, combining with temps between 90° and 95°. So make sure you take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water.
Looking to Wednesday, the heat and humidity hold in place, and we are likely to see a 4th straight day of temps in the 90s, and heat index values between 95° and 105°. Some relief looks likely for Thursday, in the form of scattered showers and thunderstorms… but we’ll have to wait until Wednesday night for better ideas on the details.
For now… make sure to take it easy… and have a great Tuesday!