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Albany hit 90 degrees for third day in a row Monday, marking year’s first official heat wave, weather service says

The LaBelle family swims at Great Sacandaga Lake near the causeway on South Main St. Ext. on Sunday
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The LaBelle family swims at Great Sacandaga Lake near the causeway on South Main St. Ext. on Sunday

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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.

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