ALBANY – Temperatures at the Albany International Airport Monday topped 90 degrees for the third day in a row, marking the region’s first official heat wave, the National Weather Service said.
Saturday hit 91, Sunday 92 and Monday’s temperature had hit a record 95 by late afternoon, the service said. The regional definition for a heat wave is three consecutive days at 90 or above.
Monday’s high temperature at Albany actually tied the record for the day, a record first set in 1954.
The official heat wave, however, could be broken Tuesday as temperatures are expected to hit the high-80s, but not break 90, the service said. Tuesday’s high is expected to hit 87, with a chance of thunderstorms later in the day.
The last official heat wave in the area since July 28-30, 2019.
Temperatures are then expected to remain in the 80s for the rest of the week, with humidity levels dropping.
Albany NY tied the record high temperature today (June 22) of 95 degrees. The record was first set in 1954. Today also marks an official heat wave (3 consecutive days with a high temperature of 90 degrees or greater). The last time a heat wave occurred at ALB was July 28-30, 2019
— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) June 22, 2020