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JAMESTOWN – The hottest air so far this summer has arrived and will stay with us through the end of the week before a brief cool down returns over the weekend with needed rain.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued aa Heat Advisory for Chautauqua County, effective until 7 p.m. this evening.
With the high amounts of humidity and the hot air temperatures, heat indices will likely reach the mid 90’s in spots through the afternoon. Limit outdoor activity if you can and try to stay cool.
Much like the last several days, scattered, random afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day. With not a lot of wind aloft in the atmosphere to steer these popups, they could be slow-moving producing downpours in the spots where they do form.
Any showers or storms will come to an end this evening with partly cloudy skies overnight. It will remain very warm and humid. Lows 68 in the valleys, 75 at the Lake Erie shoreline.
Tomorrow will be near carbon copy with lots of sunshine and widely-spaced showers and storms in the afternoon. Remaining quite hot and muggy. Highs 86 to 93.
A Cold front will move through the region over the weekend bringing cooler and less humid air to the region. This feature will also spark more widespread showers and storms both Saturday and Sunday, something that is very well needed. Highs in the lower 80’s.
While showers will be prevalent throughout the day on Monday, it won’t be a total wash with some peeks of dry time in between. Highs in the upper 70’s.
Heading into mid next week, another heat ridge looks to take shape over the Continental US, bringing yet another potential heat wave to Western New York. Temperatures will spike into the upper 80’s once again with increasing humidity.
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