First Defense: Hot, Humid, And Tropical For The Next Few Days


JAMESTOWN – Remnants of Barry will cross the region today and tonight. In its passing, hot and humid weather will stream in, providing for some uncomfortable days ahead.  

The remainder of what is left of former Tropical Storm Barry will bring showers and a few thunderstorms into the region today. Some heavy downpours are possible in some thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the upper 70’s. The showers and storms will continue into tonight with lows in the mid 60’s.

It will begin to become hot and down right uncomfortable heading into tomorrow and Friday. Both days will see some sunshine with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms each day. Temperatures on Thursday will be in the upper 80’s and temperatures on Friday near 90.

Heat indices will range between 94 to 98 degrees across the Southern Tier Friday and Saturday. Per Buffalo National Weather Service criteria, a heat index of 95 degrees for two or more hours needs to be forecast for the issuance of a Heat Advisory. There is the chance the Weather Service may opt to issue said advisory.

However, there is an Excessive Heat Watch in effect for counties that border Lake Ontario. There, heat index values may approach 105 to 110 degrees.

The weekend doesn’t provide much relief in the heat department. Temperatures both days will continue to be in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s. The continued chance for a few showers and a possible thunderstorms will remain into the weekend. Otherwise it will be partly cloudy.

These next few days will be hot and humid with not much relief at night. Fans and air conditioners will be needed. Limit your time outdoors if possible and make sure to stay hydrated. Some relief from the heat looks to come as we head into mid next week.

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