The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Steve Caporizzo and Kevin Appleby.
Labor Day was hot… Yeah, very hot… It was humid too! We saw our highest temperatures here in the Capital Region since July 28th.
Remarkably, we will likely see Labor Day go down as the second lowest temperatures we see this week, as the heat will reach another level over the next three days. We already have a Heat Advisory in effect on Tuesday for the valleys from noon through 7 PM.
Skies will be partly to mostly sunny. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s in what will be a scorcher.
More importantly, heat indices will approach the century mark. This will be the case through Thursday, so be sure to limit outdoor physical activity, drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks. If you are able – hop in the pool!
Similar temperatures are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday will be the best opportunity to set a new high temperature record in Albany, with the record to beat being 91 set back in 2018.
Later in the day Thursday, some showers and storms are possible, with more widespread storms expected Friday. This system will finally bring temperatures down.
Unfortunately, this system looks like it will linger nearby for a few days. While not expected to be washouts, we expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to occur from Saturday through next Monday.
Next week looks rather cloudy and unsettled as well, and it will feature closer to seasonable temperatures.