by Matthew DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer
It’s another hot and humid day out there with heat index values in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. The other big story today is an active afternoon and evening with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
A flash flood watch goes into effect at 2 p.m. and continues through tonight. Widespread downpours and storms are expected to pop this afternoon, and some could be on the strong to severe side. Any storms that do develop will be slow moving and have the potential to drop a lot of rain in a short amount of time. The ground is already saturated from recent rains, so watch out for localized flooding. In addition to heavy rain, gusty winds are the main threat with any storms.
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The risk continues for at least the first half of tonight before things quiet down a bit after midnight. Temps will be in the upper 60s and low 70s overnight.
Sunday is a bit better, but not perfect. We’ll start the day with a lot of clouds and a few showers around, with some brighter skies into the afternoon. Passing showers are possible through the day, but they’ll be more isolated as drier air starts moving in from the northwest. Highs will be in the low 80s.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
Keep an eye to the sky later today and be prepared to move indoors if a storm approaches. Have a great weekend!