CNY is in for some extreme weather again. A Heat Advisory has been issued, and some severe storms will possibly create other difficulties.


* HEAT INDEX VALUES...In the upper 90s due to temperatures around 90, and dewpoints around 70.

* TIMING...Monday afternoon into early evening.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

  • Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside.
  • Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Showers and thunderstorms tonight may produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall leading to localized poor drainage flooding.

Showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday may produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall leading to localized poor drainage flooding.

National Weather Service (NWS) says today will be hot and humid with isolated afternoon thunderstorms. The best chance for thunderstorms will be Monday night and Tuesday as a cold front moves through the region. High pressure will bring cooler and less humid weather for Wednesday through Friday.

...A cold front will approach the region late
tonight and cross the area on Tuesday. Airmass ahead of this boundary will be rather juicy with precipitable water values around 2 inches so any convection will contain heavy downpours and possibly cause some poor drainage flooding, especially in urban areas...The cold front will likely pass through the Finger Lakes region during the mid-morning hours reaching the Utica/Binghamton area around midday... [NWS]

Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.


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