The First Heat Wave Of The Season Likely By This Weekend

JAMESTOWN – The workweek is starting out nice and dry, but things will be changing as we go throughout the week into the weekend.
First off on Wednesday, a warm front will be coming our way with a surface low. That will increase the humidity as well as the rain chances. There is the probability that couple of those storms on Wednesday could reach strong to severe levels. While we are not under a severe risk by the Storm Prediction Center, that may change as we go through the next day or so.
As we look towards the weekend, the Jet Stream will begin to pull northward, as the result of a big heat ridge which will encompass much of the east coast. This ridge will be a “heat wave” by definition; souring temperatures into the 80s and 90s, and maybe even a few 100s along the Northeast, lasting through the July 4th holiday week.
The humidity will also spike to oppressive levels, making the air feel a lot hotter than it actually is. Temps in the 90s throughout this stretch is likely for most areas of Western New York, with heat indices approaching the upper 90s to even the low 100s.
Stay by the pool, get to the beach, or just relax under the AC. Do whatever you can to say cool through this holiday weekend.