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High humidity and heat to start the work week

The work week is getting off to a muggy start, with humidity readings in the mid-80s Monday morning and similarly high temperatures expected.

Rain is on the way, according to meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

“Today is just a pretty low chance,” Hitchcock said. “Anything we get today will be very hit and miss; most people will stay dry.”

But the likelihood of rain will climb from 30 percent Monday afternoon to about 70 percent Tuesday. It’s expected to begin falling in late morning and continuing through the evening.

“There will be a few thunderstorms around, as well,” Hitchcock said.

The rainy weather will move slowly and could result in heavy rainfall for some areas. “It’s impossible to say exactly where,” Hitchcock said.

High temperatures Monday are forecast to reach the middle 80s. Tuesday’s high will be in the low 80s, with the expected rain preceding a cold front.

Wednesday’s temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s. “Once we get past tomorrow, the rest of the week should be dry,” Hitchcock said.