July 14: Heat Returns And Persists

Today was another wet day for the area, with another 1 to 2 inches of rain across parts of the NYC area. Fortunately for those areas that received flooding, there should not be widespread rain until at least Saturday, however the heat and humidity are going to return, and like most of this summer so far, should continue to persist into the longer range despite several cold fronts moving through.

Tomorrow’s Outlook:

Tomorrow will be warmer and drier than today. With mostly to partly sunny skies, temperatures are going to be able to warm up more, but an east wind will limit how much temperatures warm up. High temperatures should reach the upper 80s to lower 90s inland, with the lower to mid 80s for Long Island and southern Connecticut. The rest of the region should also be dry.

Friday – Monday: Hot, Humid And Some Storms

Friday should be the first of several hot days, with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s away from the coast. With dew points in the 70s, this would lead to the heat index reaching the lower 100s. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible for the western parts of the area, however most of the storms should stay in western Pennsylvania and New York, where some of these storms could reach strong to severe levels.

By Saturday, the cold front should reach our area, however like the other cold fronts this summer, it will fail to bring any relief from the heat. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected, with some storms producing heavy rainfall, however there is only an isolated severe weather potential due to slightly better parameters than today, but still not very supportive, as well as unsupportive cold front timing. For locations that will not be affected by the rain, the heat will persist, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Sunday and Monday should not be as humid, but hot temperatures will continue, reaching the lower to mid 90s. Monday should be the hottest out of both days, with isolated locations south and SW of the immediate NYC area potentially reaching the upper 90s. Humidity should be much lower for Sunday, slightly increasing for Monday.

Next Storm Potential: Monday Night And Tuesday

The next storm potential is expected for Monday night and Tuesday. Another cold front should approach the area, bringing another potential of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Severe weather potential, if any, is uncertain at this time, however these storms could also bring heavy rain.

Behind this area of storms, once again, little or no relief is expected from the heat. As with previous cold fronts, humidity should decrease, however the hot temperatures should persist once again, staying in the 80s and 90s.

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