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Heat Advisory expires for WNY areas on Wednesday

This week started off hot and humid, and the forecast will carry that same tune all the way to Friday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — This week started off hot and humid, and the forecast will carry that same tune all the way through Friday.

A Heat Advisory remains in effect for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties through 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

A new Heat Advisory was issued Tuesday afternoon for the Southern Tier, including southern Erie, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties. This second advisory will be in effect from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Heat index values may reach the mid 90s to near 100 degrees during the afternoon hours. It would be best to avoid any strenuous outdoor activities between 2 and 5 p.m., when the most intense heat is expected. Stay hydrated and take breaks in the air conditioning, as well, to avoid any heat related illness.

Daily afternoon thunderstorms may at least briefly provide some relief from the heat, but humidity will stay stubborn all week. A few of those storms could bring strong winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. 

Real relief should finally come late Friday into Saturday as a slow-moving cold front finally drops to our southeast. This weekend's weather will feel more comfortable as a result.

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