Weekend Outlook : Here Comes the Heat Wave

After a comfortable, springlike pattern the past few days… some major changes are unfolding across the eastern US and Hudson Valley.  The end result will be a likely heatwave for our area, as well as some rather uncomfortable humidity levels.

Sunday we will begin to see the building heat and humidity, with a steady SW wind flow, that will drive temperatures up a degree or two on either side of 90°.  An air mass that is much more humid will also be in the region… that should drive ‘real feel’ heat index values into the mid 90s across the Hudson Valley.  The humidity will make the air feel a bit heavier than it has over the last week… so be ready for that uncomfortable feel to the air Sunday afternoon.

From there, the conditions get more uncomfortable as we head into the work week.  The huge Bermuda high will hold in place for several days, as there is no immediate relief dropping in from Canada.  The result will be a multi-day hot and humid air mass, that will stick with us through at least mid week.

The conditions that are likely across the hudson Valley for Sunday through at least Wednesday:

  • – Hot and uncomfortably humid
  • – Highs near 90° Sunday… low to mid 90s for Mon – Wed
  • – Real feel Heat index valudes between 95° and 100°
  • – Heat exhaustion a concern, take breaks from strenuous activity in the sun

While each day could see an isolated afternoon T-Storm… the chances are very low.  Most locations will stay dry until mid week, when the frontal boundary slips closer to the Hudson Valley, and brings a higher chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area.

Relief looks likely by Thursday or Friday of the coming week, as the boundary is likely to move south of the Hudson Valley.  But until that happens, some hot and humid weather is heading back into the Hudson Valley.

Enjoy your weekend!

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