Hot and muggy for today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 July 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers  – A chair is pictured by the shore of Lake Ontario last week at Oak Orchard on the Lake.

It’s going to be hot and humid today for Orleans County and Western New York. The Weather Channel has issued an extreme heat alert for Orleans County today when the heat index is forecast to reach 91 and the high temperature will be 88 degrees.

Thursday is forecast for a high of 87, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 a.m.

On Friday the high will reach 88 with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 a.m., according to the Weather Service. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday night.

Saturday there is also a chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 79.

The National Weather Service says there is a chance for numerous thunderstorms to develop in the area beginning on Friday as low pressure moves into the Great Lakes Region.

“There remains a good deal of uncertainty with respect to the exact timing and intensity of these storms,” the Weather Service said. “But there is some potential for at least a few strong to severe thunderstorms. The primary risk would be isolated damaging winds and large hail. These storms may also produce very heavy rainfall which could lead to localized flooding.”