The city of Buffalo is keeping its splash pads (like this one) open through at least Friday, officials announced Tuesday. The weather service issued a heat advisory for Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties this afternoon.
The heat index is what it feels like when you combine relative humidity with the temperature.
Temperatures should max out in the upper 80s, just shy of the record of 91 degrees, set in 2007.
Extraordinary high dewpoints in the mid 70s will make everything feel drippy.
The average high for today's date in Buffalo is 74 degrees.
The heat and humidity could generate some atmospheric instability later in the day.
Chances for showers and thunderstorms are possible before midnight, according to the forecast.
Not much rain is expected -- just about two-hundredths of an inch -- however, it's possible that heavier amounts may fall in thunderstorms, the weather service said.
There's a better chance for stormy weather on Thursday with an area of low pressure passing by to the north.
The day won't be as warm, but temperatures will still be in the low 80s. There's a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Gusty winds are expected most of the day with some above 40 mph by mid-afternoon. The forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with a high of 81, and much less humidity.
Signs show that above-average temperatures will continue at least through the middle of next week, however, a trough later in the week could bring the coolest weather in months to Buffalo.