A heat advisory has been issued for Oneida, Madison, Southern Herkimer and Montgomery counties from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday. The combination of high humidity and air temperatures in the 90s will make it feel like the mid- to upper-90s, close to 100 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Expect hazy, hot and humid conditions for Wednesday, with pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Any thunderstorms that do develop, could be on the strong side with gusty winds and brief downpours. Highs on Wednesday will approach 90 degrees but it will feel like the mid 90s with the humidity.
Even hotter weather for Thursday, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures approaching the mid-90s. It will feel close to 100 degrees by the afternoon with very humid conditions. An isolated storm is possible late in the day. Temperatures will still be in the 90s on Friday, with a break in the heat late this weekend and into next week.
Make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day and limit your time outdoors. Avoid strenuous outdoor activities and try to stay out of the sun. Don't forget to check up on relatives and neighbors. Remember, pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.