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Humidity returns on top of the heat Thursday

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 19:27:08-04

NEW YORK — It was another hot day as temperatures climbed to the 90s for the fourth day in a row.

The difference was the lower levels of humidity, which made it feel a little better. The break will be short-lived as Thursday will be another hot and sticky day.

A frontal boundary will slide in allowing for a few scattered showers to develop in the afternoon. Behind it, "cooler" temperatures will move in and keep the thermometer in the 80s into next week.

It will be mainly clear Wednesday night. The humidity will creep up with temperatures dropping into the mid 70s.

The heat and humidity will be in for Thursday as temperatures hit 90 degrees for the fifth day in a row. Late in the day, a cold front could spark a few scattered thunderstorms and it may contain some gusty winds.

The risk of showers and thunderstorms will continue into the overnight and last through the morning hours on Friday. Heading into the afternoon, conditions should improve. Temperatures will hold in the mid 80 as the winds shift the north and northeast.

We should stay in the upper 80s on Saturday as high pressure sticks around. It will also be the pick of the weekend since a disturbance will approach on Sunday allow the risk of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will hold in the upper 80s.