JAMESTOWN – The humidity remains a big factor in our weather for the next couple of days.
For today, air temps will be in the in upper 80s but when you factor in the humidity, it will feel more like the upper 80s and lower 90s. The majority of the day will be dry with sunshine, but the chance does exist for an isolated shower or storm throughout the afternoon hours.
A front will sweep through the afternoon hours on Wednesday and increase the thunderstorms chances. The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has outlined all of Western New York under a less-than-average Marginal Risk (1/5) for severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Your First Defense: Based on the newest data, the greatest overall timeframe for the strongest storms will be between 5 and 8 PM Wednesday afternoon. The main threats from any stronger storms will be from brief gusty winds and some localized heavier downpours.
With that said, the newest run of our in-house BAMS model is keeping the majority of the activity south of the NY/PA line into the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.
The humidity will come down behind that front for Thursday and Friday, but will rebuilt once again as we go into the Labor Day weekend.
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