JAMESTOWN – The remnants of what was, Tropical Depression Alberto, is throwing some tropical moisture our way, continuing to keep us “muggified” through the end of the week.
Much of this week has been quite muggy, but the remnants of Alberto have been pulling tropical moisture from the south up into the Northeast, spiking the humidity to oppressive levels for much of the region.
The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has outlined all of Western New York under a less-than-average “Marginal” risk (1/5) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Our primary concern will be some gusty winds in a couple of these storms. However, heavy rain will likely be the big story with these storms, but an isolated severe storm or two is possible.
This will be the same story for Friday, as this tropical air mass will not budge, and keep us very humid with some scattered showers and storms in the afternoon hours.
We finally see some human comfort for the weekend, when the humidity backs off and the temperatures fall into the 70s. The first full week of June will be cooler than average, dropping down into the 60s for early next week.
One For The Record Books – We have officially broken the record for the warmest May on record in Western New York. The average temperature for the month is 64.6 degrees. That beats the previous record of 64.3, set in 1991.