It's been quite the week of weather, and it's only Wednesday! Monday's heat, humidity, and cold front produced severe thunderstorms in our area, with wind damage and hail reported north and south of the Mohawk Valley. A tornado warning was issued for a rotating storm in Herkimer County Monday evening. Turns out, there wasn't a tornado with that particular storm. There was a tornado to our west, though, earlier in the day. This took place in Dryden, which is about halfway between Cortland and Ithaca.
Going forward, the weather will warm up. High pressure will continue to bring blue skies and sunshine to the area on Thursday and Friday, with highs in the low 80s. The humidity stays low tomorrow, but ramps up for Friday. Much more humid weather is expected for the weekend, with a few scattered shower and thunderstorm chances in the afternoon. Neither day looks to be a washout.
The weather patterns continue to stay very warm and very humid next week, with a higher chance for showers and storms.