Extreme, extended heat in the forecast...

A long duration heat wave is expected to arrive in Central New York starting this weekend.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2018 6:16 PM

There are some summers where we fail to hi 90. Not this summer. It's not yet July and we're expecting multiple 90 degree days in a row, with high temperatures on Sunday and Monday in the mid to upper 90s! Here's a look at why and how long this lasts.

The jet stream is taking a vacation in Canada next week. This dramatic shift to the north will allow heat in the Central part of the Country to head into the Northeast. We're not the only ones that will experience this. A large chunk of real estate extending well into Eastern Canada will be in the 90s. The peak of the heat builds on Sunday and Monday, with highs in the upper 90s. The heat index will likely be in the low 100s.

This type of weather pattern is rare and self sustaining. A cold front will attempt and fail to bring relief to the region on Tuesday. We may see a pop up shower or thunderstorm. Temperatures will still top near 90 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. The pattern should start to break down by Boilermaker weekend.

Take it easy if you're going to be spending a great deal of time outdoors.  Stay hydrated and check on your pets and elderly neighbors.

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