July 21: Very Hot And Humid Saturday

Today proved to be a very active day for the northern parts of the area, as while the worst of the severe storms did not affect central New York like the forecast expected, the severe storms instead affected the corridor from south central NY through southeastern NY into Connecticut and Long Island. Interestingly, despite several severe storms moving through that area, none of these storms reached New York City, which has not seen rain today.

Today was not the only chance of strong to severe storms this week, however. There is also the potential of storms between Friday and Sunday, however these storms should be nowhere as strong as today’s storms.

Tomorrow’s Outlook:

Tomorrow should be another hot day, however it should not be as humid. High temperatures should be in the upper 80s to lower 90s across the area, and with a west wind, parts of Long Island and S CT should also reach the lower 90s.

Tomorrow is expected to be dry, as the cold front is well offshore, however tomorrow should be the only dry day this week. Friday already brings the return of storms and humidity.

Friday To Sunday: Very Hot, Humid And Stormy

Friday should still be relatively dry for parts of the area, however as a warm front approaches the area, the chance of storms returns for Friday for the northern parts of the area. The models are showing a large area of rain to our north during the evening, which means that most of the area is likely to stay dry, however some storms are possible in the northern parts of the area. Highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s with increasing humidity.

As the warm front lifts through the area, Friday night should not be chilly, as the lows drop into the mid to upper 70s for the immediate NYC area and lower to mid 70s inland. With the warm front and the storms north of the area on Saturday, highs should heat up into the mid to upper 90s, with a few 100 degree readings possible for the immediate NYC area. With dew points in the 70s, it will feel like the mid to potentially upper 100s, and most of the area should stay dry, despite an isolated storm or two possible north of NYC.

Saturday night again should not cool down very much, with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s for the immediate NYC area. The cold front should move through on Sunday, bringing a risk of scattered thunderstorms. More details will come on this potential over the next few days. Highs should still be hot, in the lower to possibly mid 90s, with cooler temperatures for the start of next week.

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