High humidity will combine with basic summertime warmth to make the temperature feel like it is near 100 degrees Tuesday, with no significant rainfall expected any time soon. The forecast calls for a high temperature today close to the 1953 record of 94 degrees for this date.
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"Areas away from Lake Erie and Lake Ontario will see those mid-90s for sure, across portions of Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. The coolest readings will be right along the Lake Erie shoreline," Ansuini says.
The warmest temperature ever seen in Buffalo was 99 degrees in 1948. The region has never recorded a 100 degree day.
"Heat index values will probably peak out right around the upper 90s, maybe 100 degrees this afternoon," Ansuini says. A cold front will bring light rain this evening, but Ansuini says it won't be long or heavy enough to really impact our moderate drought status.
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