How do you spell relief from this seemingly endless spate of hot, sticky weather?
Not until sometime later into August anyway, by the looks of the short-term and extended forecasts.
Including today, which recorded 82 degrees at the Buffalo International Airport as of 2 p.m., it's 10 consecutive days of high temperatures reaching 80 degrees or more.
Since July 4, it has hit 80 degrees for 23 of the 26 days, lifting July's average high temperature to nearly 83 degrees.
That's close to three degrees above normal.
The warmest ever was 1955 with an average high of 87.4 degrees.
And, August looks to start where July leaves off.
Chances for showers and thunderstorms, generated by a wide area of low pressure, are in the forecast for the weekend. High temperatures of 82 degrees are forecast Saturday with a 30 percent chance of rain. Precipitation chances increase to 60 percent on Sunday with a high of 78 degrees, forecasts show.
Here are the forecast high temperatures through next Thursday, from the National Weather Service:
Above-average temperatures are expected to prevail through the first week of August, according to the weather service's Climate Prediction Center: