Low pressure that was planted along the New England coast much of the week so far is in the process of weakening and moving east. This will have a couple of implications on the weather in central New York. First, and foremost, our winds will finally die down and will be much lower tomorrow. Secondly, there will be the return of heat.
Record breaking heat continues to build over the mid section of the country where high temperatures have reached and exceeded 100 degrees over a very large section of the country for the past several days. This heat will attempt to move east later this week and this weekend, and it will have limited success. It does look like the core of the hottest air will stay west and south of the region. That being said, it appears we will make a run at 90 degree weather for a few days starting on Friday.
We do have to mention that as the heat and humidity initially tries to move toward us there will be the chance for a few thunderstorms. Storms will fire up tomorrow over the Great Lakes then drop southeast tomorrow night. There is some question as to whether these storms will track over the western half of New York or end up farther south over western Pennsylvania. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this potential.
Hot and humid weather will be with us this weekend with Saturday being the better, drier half. Saturday will simply be hot and humid with temperatures reaching the low 90s. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, but the day does not look to be a wash-out. Assuming we get a thunderstorm, temperatures should hold in the upper 80s, but if it stays dry we could reach 90 degrees again if enough sunshine occurs. If you like heat and humidity, you will enjoy the weather this weekend.