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Area faces 2 days of heat, humidity

Ready for another blast of heat?

A front heading to Western New York from the Ohio Valley is expected to bring a couple of days of heat and humidity to the region.

"[Today's] going to be the hottest one," Chuck Tingley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Saturday.

Temperatures could top out at about 90 degrees today, with a humid night of temperatures in the low 70s.

Monday will be a shade cooler, with highs in the upper 80s and a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

"This is standard . . . summertime weather for us," Tingley said. "We were lucky for June -- we missed most of the humidity."

The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which has issued an air quality health advisory, recommends limiting strenuous outdoor activities.

The alert will be in effect from 1 p.m. today until 1 a.m. Monday.

Today's high temperature isn't expected to top the record of 94, set in 1988.

Last week's rain -- close to an inch on Wednesday and Thursday -- has put the monthly rainfall total ahead of the monthly average, but the year's total still is running a deficit of 3.87 inches.

"We had a dry May and June," Tingley said.


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