First Alert Weather: Could This be the Start of a Heat Wave?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We had some typical mid-summer weather today. The temperature reached the mid-80s with moderate amounts of humidity.

In addition, there we some isolated thundershowers developing south of New York State Thruway with most of the “garden variety” showers occurring in the southern Finger Lakes.

We expect some of these thundershowers to linger into the evening before coming to an end overnight. The News10NBC First Alert meteorologists expect the temperature will only cool into the upper 60s overnight.

Your Sunday weather will be almost identical to Saturday. Look for hazy sunshine with an isolated thundershower for the afternoon and temperature again in the mid to upper 80s.

Looking ahead to the workweek, Western New Yorkers may feel something that has not happened this season. There is a high likelihood that we will feel our first heatwave of the summer season.

Monday will begin a four-day stretch of 90° or higher temperatures. This, in combination with significant amounts of humidity, will produce a heat index near 90 to 95° especially through Wednesday.

Each day may also produce an afternoon thunderstorm which could bring a temporary break from the oppressive weather.

The greatest chance of showers and thunderstorms will arrive on Friday with the passage of a cold front. This front will bring more significant relief from the steamy weather for later Friday and Saturday.


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