Heat and humidity continues to build as high pressure crests overhead

Today’s Weather Synopsis…

Hot and humid conditions will continue to build today as a ridge of high pressure crests overhead. Sunshine will mix with occasional high clouds as temperatures soar into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s, combined with dew point temperatures in the 60’s. This will make it feel rather uncomfortable to be outside, but since heat index values are expected to remain below 100 degrees, no heat advisories have been issued at this time.

Warm and humid conditions will continue into tonight, before a cold front and associated pre-frontal trough quickly approach on Thursday, with increasing clouds and showers and thunderstorms developing as the day progresses. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of eastern New York in a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms, which is a 5% chance within 25 miles of a point, so a few of the storms could become strong or even severe with some hail and strong winds. High pressure will build across the region on Friday with less humid weather before another disturbance approaches for Saturday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms returning.

The Capital Region forecast for the next 48 hours…

• This Morning: Partly sunny.
Temperatures: 69° to 73°
Winds: Calm.

• This Afternoon: Partly sunny, hot, and humid.
Temperatures: 90° to 94°
Winds: West 5-10 mph.

• Tonight: Mostly clear, warm, and humid.
Temperatures: 69° to 73°
Winds: South 5 mph.

• Thursday: Partial sunshine, warm, and humid with increasing clouds and showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some of the storms may become strong with hail and gusty winds.
Temperatures: 86° to 90°
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph.

• Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, otherwise becoming partly cloudy and less humid.
Temperatures: 62° to 66°
Winds: Becoming calm.

A look ahead…

• Friday: Mostly sunny and less humid.
Temperatures: 83° to 87°
Winds: West 5-10 mph.

• Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Temperatures: 83° to 87°
Winds: Southwest 10-15 mph.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: 84° to 88°
Winds: West 10-15 mph.

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