Potentially dangerous heat on the horizon

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:46 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:27 PM EDT
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TODAY: Morning clouds followed by more sunshine in the afternoon. Slight chance for spotty rain showers during the first half of the day 20% AM. High of 82 (78-84). Winds out of the west, northwest at 5-10 mph.

Above average temperatures across the region today.
Above average temperatures across the region today.(WBNG)

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to clear. Fog develops late. Low of 56 (52-58). Winds light.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny to partly cloudy. Warm. High of 87 (83-89). Low of 67. Winds light out of the south.

THURSDAY: Hot, hazy, humid. Heat indices in the mid 90s to 100 degrees. Chance for a storm late 20%. High of 93. Low of 73.

Southern Tier is going to get torched Thursday.
Southern Tier is going to get torched Thursday.(WBNG)
Factor in the humidity and the feel like temperatures may hit the triple digits.
Factor in the humidity and the feel like temperatures may hit the triple digits.(WBNG)

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Not the best of weather today, but not the worst of weather either. This morning we start off with clouds building into the region ahead of a cold front. A few spotty showers are possible during this time. Most of the Southern Tier should stay dry. In the afternoon clouds thin and allow for the sun to emerge.

On the back side of the front, dew points drop and become comfortable for tonight. Might not be a bad idea to open up the windows!

The heat continues to build into the area on Wednesday as temperatures make their way into the upper 80s. The relatively dry air mass lingers through much of the day, keeping the humidity low so expect almost a “dry heat”.

The same could not be said about Thursday. Humidity spikes along with temperatures. With the combo of temperatures in the 90s and dew points near 70 degrees, heat indices should approach 100 degrees. Expect Heat Advisories to be issued for most of the region.

A cold front arrives late Thursday sparking some showers and storms. However, this front will be more impactful as we go into the weekend as it stalls out over us. Moisture and multiple rounds of rain ride along this boundary leading to an unsettled weekend.

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