After a one day break it looks like the heat is ready to make a return visit to central New York. The leading edge to the heat, a warm front, is back over the Great Lakes and Ohio valley. That front will move through our neck of the woods later tonight. Normally, we might expect to find showers and storms along a warm front as it moves through however the signs we see don’t point to that happening.
Once the warm front moves to our east we are back into the headline-making heat wave. We managed 94 degrees in Syracuse on the 4th of July, and the air mass that will move over us tomorrow is even warmer! Because of this we are sticking with our forecasted high of 97. That would break the record high of 94 set just two years ago in 2010.
This latest round of heat and humidity won’t be with us too long. A cold front will be on our doorsteps Friday night, just north of Lake Ontario. As the front drops south through central New York on Saturday it will go to work on the hot and humid air mass over us to cause at least a few showers and thunderstorms.
Another cooler and drier air mass will follow Saturday’s cold front. This more comfortable air mass will be with us a bit longer this time. It looks like we will have more seasonable early July temperatures into early next week.