Heat wave for Western New York through the end of the week

Heat Advisory Tuesday through Friday
Posted at 8:44 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 05:50:16-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Heat Advisory in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Friday for Northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee Counties.

Heat index values will range from the mid 90s to 100 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to be well above normal through the end of the week.

We will have a heat wave in Western New York.

The NOAA definition of a heat wave is a period of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather.

Typically a heat wave lasts two or more days.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) defines a heat wave as a period during which the daily maximum temperature exceeds for more than five consecutive days the maximum normal temperature by 9°F.

By definition we will experience temperatures about 10 degrees above normal starting today and continuing through this Friday.

Our normal high this time of year is near 80 degrees.

Not only will the temperatures increase our humidity levels will increase next week making it feel very uncomfortable.

Forecast Highs/Record Highs

Monday, July 6th: 90/97 set in 1988
Tuesday, July 7th: 93/94 set in 1988
Wednesday, July 8th: 93/96 set in 1988

Heat causes the most weather-related fatalities on average each year.

It was the number one in 2019.