AccuWeather: Possible Record-Breaking Heat in Southern Tier and Northeast


AccuWeather forecasters say summer-like heat and humidity will shift eastward across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the middle of the week and Cristobal’s path will play a part in temperatures reaching near-record high levels in some locations. AccuWeather updates on the pending hot weather on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Southern Tier are aired every 30 minutes on Your Hometown Station WEBO.

Due to the counterclockwise flow of air around Cristobal, very warm and humid air will spread northward to the east of the storm’s track as it races northward across the Mississippi River Valley through Tuesday night.

“Temperatures will end up being 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit above normal with a scattering of 90s F,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said. Factoring in humidity and sunshine, AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures are likely to run 4-8 degrees above the actual thermometer reading during the afternoon hours.

“Anyone outdoors will need to stay hydrated and reduce strenuous activities if possible,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson said. Remember to never leave a child or pet in a locked vehicle, even with the windows cracked, as the temperature can rise to lethal levels in a matter of minutes.

The core of the heat is expected to expand farther to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast at midweek, with record-high temperatures in the lower to middle 90s F possible in the Binghamton area, around Syracuse and Albany.

If Buffalo reaches 91 F on Wednesday as forecast, this would tie the city’s daily record for high temperature set way back in 1895.

Along the Interstate-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, record heat is expected, but air conditioners will be running at full throttle with highs still above normal in the lower to middle 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday. A slight breeze off the ocean will keep metrpolitan Boston and New York City from coming close to 90 either day.