Warming up for the rest of the holiday weekend

LLatest forecast update from meteorologist Rob Lindenmuth:

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon were due to a cold front, however, we won’t really end up with a cooler for the rest of the holiday weekend. This front has pushed the humidity back a bit for tonight night and into the day Sunday, but Sunday temperatures are expected to manage a few degrees warmer than today, but humidity will remain low, which is changing for Memorial Day on Monday.

There is a dying storm system in the Great Lakes tonight, we will likely see some clouds in the afternoon on Sunday, however, we do not expect any rain from these clouds.

In fact, futurecast shows that a partly to mostly sunny day awaits Sunday afternoon with low humidity levels and temperatures warming in the mid-70s to near 80 degrees. There will likely be a little more cloud cover to the north, which could keep temperatures in the Adirondacks a few degrees cooler.

Behind this feature, the real heat begins to flood the Northeast by Memorial Day and stays with us through Tuesday as well. Temperatures will become quite toasty with highs in the 80s to near 90s with a noticeable increase in humidity.

Like Sunday, Memorial Day will feature partly sunny skies, but humidity will rise, with dew point temperatures expected to climb near 60s and air temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.

The hottest and most uncomfortable day appears to be Tuesday as dew point temperatures climb to the low to mid-60s and air temperatures approach 90. Beyond Tuesday, the forecast get a little tricky for Wednesday and Thursday as the tips attempt to bring a backdoor chill ahead through. Temperatures are still expected to be relatively warm, near average, however, if the front is able to move through the region, temperatures will likely be much cooler than currently forecast.

The most likely scenario right now is that we will be stuck between the backdoor front and a cold front coming in from the west on Wednesday. Between these two elements we will see some heat and humidity and a few thunderstorms on Wednesday. We’re starting to warm up by next weekend to around 80, and the good news is that humidity levels will likely stay relatively low well into next weekend. Have a good Sunday! -rob

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