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It will be a hot start to the work week

It’s going to be hot, but 90 degrees isn’t in the forecast for Buffalo this week – at least not as of Monday morning.

Nevertheless, high temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s – the normal high is 80 degrees for July 27 – and humidity will make for an uncomfortable combination, according to Shawn Smith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

The hotter-than-normal weather is expected to persist through Wednesday, after which some showers and thunderstorms should cool things down, Smith said.

The official high temperature recorded at Buffalo Niagara International Airport has not reached 90 degrees since July 2013, Smith said. Temperatures of 91, 90 and 92 were recorded on July 14, 15 and 16, respectively, that year.

And unless you’re close to Lake Erie, don’t plan on a breeze to cool you down. “There isn’t a strong system ... to bring higher wind,” Smith said.