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Near 90s return to Orleans County

Photos by Tom Rivers: Owen Foos, in green shirt, is a summer parks supervisor for the Albion recreation program. He was part of a basketball game today at Bullard Park.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 July 2018 at 4:35 pm

After some reprieve from sweltering heat, near 90-degree temperatures were back in Orleans County today. It was up to 89 degrees at 4:30 this afternoon.

Saturday is forecast for a high of 86 and includes a cance for thunderstorms and strong to severe damaging winds in the afternoon.

Hot and humid conditions will return to the region late this weekend and into Monday. Though heat indices may remain just below 95 degrees on Sunday, they have a better chance to exceed 95 on Monday away from the lakeshore, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Sunday is forecast for a high of 89 followed by a high of 91 on Monday.

Ahead of a cold front, showers and thunderstorms late Monday night and Tuesday have the potential to bring heavy downpours of rain and

gusty winds, the Weather Service said.

Tuesday is forecast for a high of 82 followed by a high of 78 on Wednesday.

Preston Flugel, one of the summer parks supervisors, plays dodgeball at Bullard. The dry conditions have turned the grass yellow.