Orange County has been placed under yet another Heat Advisory by the National Weather Service. The latest round of heat and high humidity will come Sunday and Monday.
The Heat Advisory remains in effect through 8:00 pm on Monday. Heat index values are expected to reach the upper 90s tomorrow and 102 degrees on Monday. Actual temperatures are forecast to reach the mid 90s, but high humidity from a tropical air mass will make it seem much warmer.
According to the National Weather Service office in Upton, NY, the ocean temperatures are “noticeably warmer” than they were a few weeks ago. Onshore winds will result in higher dew points. A combination of the factors will create hot and sticky conditions.
The Weather Prediction Center also has portions of the area under a risk for periods of heavy rainfall and localized flooding due to the saturated atmosphere. However, widespread severe thunderstorms are not in the forecast.
Temperatures are forecast to reach into the lower 90s again on Tuesday. The hot weather should then break and return to a more seasonable 80 degree range by Wednesday.
The complete forecast can be viewed at the Vail’s Gate Tower, a weather tower operated by The Newburgh News.