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Hot and Humid Before Severe Storms Start to Pop, Then Relief

Hot and Humid Before Severe Storms Start to Pop, Then Relief

The heat and humidity is cranking back up Thursday, and storms, some severe, will roll into the region just in time for the evening commute. By early afternoon severe thunderstorm warnings had been issued for Dutchess County in New York. 

A southwesterly flow will take over the tri-state much of Thursday, helping to crank up the temperatures, according to Storm Team 4. Highs soared into the 90s, but it felt much more like 100 degrees at times.

A heat advisory was issued for much of the tri-state and more than a dozen schools closed early Thursday because of the excessive heat. Click here for all weather alerts and click here for school closings. 

Storms will begin to pop up as a strong cold font begins to makes its way into the area just in time for the ride home. Meteorologists say some of the storms could be severe with gusty winds, heavy downpours and localized flooding.

The showers are expected to push out Friday morning, setting the stage for a much cooler weekend but it stays rather gray and cloudy, forecasters said.

Saturday will be the brighter of the day, but clouds will still linger, keeping the temperatures down into the 70s.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence is moving toward Bermuda and could hit the island early next weekend. After that, several forecast models take the storm toward the northeast coast, but it remains far enough off the coast for meantime.

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