Tonight: Increasing clouds with a slight chance of a shower west of I-81 (20%). Mild. Lows: 59-64. South wind between 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 30% chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High: 78-84. Southwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms early. Low: 61-66. South-southwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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We enter a classic summertime pattern with the heat and humidity. Highs will be close to record highs, especially on Wednesday. Each day this week will feature a chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which may produce torrential rainfall. Keep in mind, they will be scattered around the area so not one day will be a total washout. Temperatures will cool toward the end of next weekend as a cold front moves through the area.
A warm front has lifted to the north of the Twin Tiers and the warm airmass that is in place now will stick around for the remainder of the work week.
Clouds will increase overnight from west to east, eventually leading to a slight chance of a shower tonight, especially west of I-81. Most locations will remain dry tonight.
Tuesday will be noticeably more humid as dew points climb into the 60s. This means it will feel like the middle of summer with a humid, sticky airmass in place. Thunderstorms will likely develop during the afternoon due to the combination of high temperatures in the low 80s and a humid airmass. Some storms may produce heavy rainfall. Tuesday will not be a washout by any means as there will be a tremendous amount of dry time. Just watch for a passing shower or thunderstorm.
Wednesday will be even hotter with temperatures flirting with record highs. We're forecasting a high of 84 for Binghamton and the record high is 86, set back in 2010. It will be close! We have to watch for the potential of widespread showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon. Not only do we have the heat and humidity in place, both ingredients needed for thunderstorms, but we have a trigger mechanism. Some energy in the upper levels of the atmosphere could provide enough instability to enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms. Even though the chance of rain is high on Wednesday, 70%, it will not be a washout. In other words, we are not expecting rain all day long.
Thursday through Saturday will remain hot with temperatures in the low 80s, along with a daily chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
A cold front swings through Sunday. This will provide us with another round of showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. It will be this cold front that relieves us from the heat and humidity. We return back to seasonable conditions early next week.