Rinse and Repeat Weather; Humidity Returns for The Weekend

JAMESTOWN – It’s the same ol’ song and dance weather pattern we’ve been in the past several days; sunshine and comfortable.
High pressure over Michigan will continue to provide Western New York will plentiful sunshine, seasonable temps, and cool and fair nights, right through the end of the workweek.
As we head into the weekend, we see another shot of warm and muggy weather coming across the region. As mentioned yesterday, the hottest air temperatures will likely be found on the Niagara Frontier in the Buffalo and Rochester metro areas, where air temps may reach the lower to mid 90s.
The Southern Tier has seen the bulk of the rain so far this season, while the Niagara Frontier has been parched for rainfall, leading to some abnormally dry ground conditions. In fact, we do believe that the Niagara Frontier will officially be classified in a D1 “Moderate Drought” condition come Thursday afternoon when the new update to the US Drought Monitor is released from NOAA.

NOAA Drought Monitor showing much of the Niagara Frontier at a D0 “Abnormally Dry” Condition

A dry ground heats up faster and retains that heat better than a saturated ground, hence the reasoning why temperatures along the Niagara Frontier will be hotter than those in the Southern Tier.
We should stay in the mid to upper 80s, thanks to that wet ground however, the humidity will once again, climb too oppressive levels, making the air feel hotter than it actually is. Get those AC’s ready!
Check Of The Tropics: Chris strengthened to a hurricane Tuesday afternoon and is now officially the second hurricane of the 2018 season in the Atlantic. Currently a Category 2 with 100 MPH max. winds, Chris is centered off the US East Coast, moving rapidly to the northeast. Chris will go way out sea with no impacts to the US.
12 PM Advisory on Hurricane Chris from the National Hurricane Center