JAMESTOWN – We’re at the end of May, but its feeling a whole lot more like July, with temperatures in the 80s and quite muggy conditions.
It could very well be record-breaking warmth across the Niagara Frontier this afternoon. Our exclusive Baron model shows high temperatures at or just above 90 this afternoon for places like Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester. When you factor in the humidity, it will feel more like the mid 90s, giving them a preview of the “dog days of summer.”
Down in our direction, we will still be warm and muggy, although not quite as hot. Mostly everyone will be in the 80s today, with the ‘coolest’ readings found on the higher hilltops, but the air will feel more like the upper 80s with that rather uncomfortable humidity.
As we’ve been mentioning throughout the week, we will likely catch some moisture from the remnants of what-was Tropical Storm Alberto, as the rather-weak system moves through Michigan tonight through Thursday. With the system passing to our west, will be on the receiving end of some tropical rain showers Thursday and Friday.
With the moisture being tropical in nature, that will not help the humidity at all rather, spike it to oppressive levels. Air that saturated is prime for showers and thunderstorms to popup through the afternoon hours, in combination with the scattered showers associated with the tropical Low.
Some of this rain and storm activity could be heavy at times, so we will need to keep an eye on the potential for maybe some urban and street flooding Thursday and Friday. We finally catch a break from the heat and humidity over the weekend and into next week, when temperatures will drop into the lower 70s, which is around where we should be for this time of the year.