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Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Part Of Hudson Valley

Patch logo Patch 5/19/2022 Lanning Taliaferro

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — The first widespread heat spell of the season is expected this weekend, and it's going to be so hot and muggy that the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous outlook for Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

"Friday's highs should make the upper 70s to low 80s ... but it's Saturday where temps could really spike," said Alex Marra and Bill Potter at Hudson Valley Weather.

The NWS predicts heat indices in the low-to-mid 90s away from the coast, and warns that the weather will increase the risk of heat-related illness for vulnerable populations.

"Stifling heat typical of the middle of summer will be felt from Ohio to North Carolina and Maine," said Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist. "In many areas, the heat and humidity this Saturday and Sunday will bring the hottest conditions since last August, and in some locations, record highs that have stood for more than 100 years could be broken."

In Albany, for example, the daily record for May 21 is 91, and it was set in 1941. Temps are predicted to hit 94 there, he said.

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The other thing the NWS warns about:

With the heat expected this weekend, it`s important to keep in mind that ocean, nearshore, and inland water temperatures remain cold, in the 50s to around 60 degrees. Physical incapacitation and hypothermia are likely in as little as 10 minutes if you fall in the water, greatly increasing the risk of drowning.

AccuWeather warned residents to be alert for developing thunderstorms, specially on Sunday.

"Very warm and muggy conditions are in store Saturday night, and that will set the stage for hot and humid conditions on Sunday along much of the Interstate 95 corridor, despite increasing cloudiness produced by the approaching cool front from the Midwest," AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.

Here's the NWS's hour-by-hour look at the weekend based on White Plains:

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Keep checking back with Patch for weather updates.

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