Be Prepared for More Summer Heat in Central New York This Week
August may be winding down, but summer technically isn't over yet. And we'll definitely feel the summer weather over the next few days.
It's going to be a hot one in Central New York today (Monday, August 27th), but tomorrow is going to be even hotter. We actually have a heat advisory that will go in effect for our area, much of western New York, and many other areas throughout the northeast.
According to the National Weather Service the heat advisory will go in effect at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28th) and will stay in effect until 8pm (same day). From the National Weather Service out of Binghamton:
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 104 Tuesday afternoon, due to temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s and dewpoints in the lower 70s. * TIMING...Peak heat index Tuesday afternoon. Very warm and humid conditions will continue into Wednesday for much of the area.
New York counties included in this heat advisory include: Oneida County, Madison County, Herkimer County, Chenango County, Cortland County, Fulton County, Montgomery County, Tompkins County, Yates County, Sullivan County, Otsego County, and many others.
This hot weather could make things difficult for the very young, the elderly, and anyone with health and/or breathing problems. The heat combined with the humidity will also make outdoor activities more difficult. It's a good day to skip mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, or anything like that. If you do need to be outside or out and about throughout the day, make sure you drink plenty of water and rest often.
The hot weather and humidity will continue into Wednesday (August 29th), with areas of Herkimer County and those east of the Utica/Rome area under another heat advisory for that day, as well. We should expect to see a little relief by Thursday, as high temperatures drop to the upper-70s.