Upstate NY heat wave: Another brutal day with 'limited relief' from storms

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"... The combination of gusty winds, high temperatures and low relative humidity will increase fire danger substantially, possibly approaching critical levels", according to the statement. Today's temperatures as expected to be in the mid-90s with higher humidity, prompting the advisory.

TONIGHT | Scattered downpours fade with skies becoming partly cloudy. That will come as the low pressure system in the Gulf moves westward across the Alabama and MS coasts. The low on Tuesday night is expected to be around 74. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s this afternoon, near normal for this time of year. We could pick up 1-2 inches of rain in a few spots, so only expect minor flooding issues.

Showers and storms will be more numerous on Friday as a cold front moves in. The Heat index on Wednesday should fall below the 100 mark for the first time since Sunday.

The Northeast will continue to face above-average temperatures until after the July 4 holiday, with only slight chances for afternoon storms as high pressure remains the dominant weather feature.

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We just finished up the wettest May and June on record. We can't rule out an isolated storm during the heat of the day, but the best rain chances hold off until after midnight, taking us into Thursday morning.

If possible, go to an air-conditioned location for several hours during the hottest parts of the day.

Temps along the Eastern Seaboard could back off by next weekend, when rain was possible for the corridor, he said. Winds will also pick up this weekend, NE at 10 to 20 with higher gusts. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s. South winds around 5 miles per hour. Although we will see some occasional dips in the daily temperatures, the trend shows longer periods of highs in the 90s locking in frequently.

Showers and storms are forecast to stay away from the five boroughs until at least midnight, after some hit the city during the evening rush.

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