Extreme heat on Monday, and then a cold front

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 July 2018 at 8:30 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Cyclists cross the Main Street lift bridge in Albion on Monday when 650 passed through the community on the Cycling the Erie Canal event, which started in Buffalo on Sunday and ends today in Albany.

There is an extreme heat alert for Orleans County on Monday with the heat index at 93 degrees. The high temperature will be 89 with a 64 percent chance of humidity.

Temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 and high humidity levels may lead to apparent temperatures in the mid to upper 90s Monday

afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

A fairly strong cold front is then forecast to cross the region Monday night and early Tuesday along with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rainfall with possible flooding and gusty winds.

Today is forecast for a high of 87, followed by 89 on Monday, 81 on Tuesday and 78 on Wednesday.

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