Long Island Hottest Day of the Summer So Far
Heat Humidity Thunderstorms Thursday
Long Island highs this afternoon and they are the highest temperatures of the summer so far. 90 degree highs have been elusive so far this summer on an island wide basis but there was no avoiding it today. Many areas hit the mid to upper 90s for highs. On the East End we saw highs reach the upper 80s and lower 90s in many areas away from the ocean. Skies remain clear with just a few patchy clouds on the satellite pictures this evening and there are no signs of any isolated thunderstorms developing.
Tonight will be very warm and humid across Long Island with most lows in the low to mid 70s. Thursday the wind will be a little more to the southwest as we have a cold front approaching. While it will be very humid, the wind with a ocean component will probably knock the temperatures down a few degrees. Most highs will reach the lower 90s.
There is a weather front that will be approaching Thursday and that could trigger off some late afternoon or evening thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has Long Island in a marginal risk for severe weather which means that if thunderstorms do materialzie there could be some isolated severe thundertorms in the mix.
We hesitate to call this a cold front because the air behind the front is as highs as the air ahead of it. This will leave us with some sunshine hot and humid conditions for Friday and Saturday with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Sunday we see another cold front approaching late in the day so it will be hot and humid ahead of it with the chance for late day thunderstorms.
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