Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hot Weather Returns for the End of the Week

As an upper-level ridge currently located over the Midwest progresses eastward, warm air will flow into the Northeast states later on Thursday and through the weekend.

We are expecting high temperatures to reach the upper 80s by Thursday, then breaking out into the low and mid 90s Friday through Monday for most of Long Island.  Thereafter, temperatures will likely remain in the mid to upper 80s into at least the early part of next week, so a prolonged period of warmer-than-average weather can be expected.

There will be a risk of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, as the increased heat and humidity will lead to instability in the atmosphere.  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for any pending updates on severe weather.

During hot weather, remember to stay hydrated, especially if doing physical activity.  If possible, spend time in an air-conditioned environment.

For updates, monitor the NWS forecast page:

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