Some relief from heat, stray storms possible through Thursday
WHAT'S NEW: Tuesday was a scorcher with Islip Airport hitting 94 degrees and a heat index of 105. Tuesday's record high is 100 set in 2001.
WHAT'S NEXT: Wednesday won't be as hot and humidity will come down in the coming days. Expect a few more showers and storms through Thursday before we're in the clear heading into the weekend. Drought conditions likely continue for Long Island.
News 12 Storm Watch Team meteorologist Sam Augeri says a few showers and storms could bring relief to the heat and humidity.
OVERNIGHT: Chance for a stray shower or storm early then partly cloudy, warm, and muggy. Lows near 74. Southwest to north wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunrise: 5:58.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with the chance for a stray shower or storm. Not as hot with highs near 84. Lows near 72. North to east wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunset: 7:57.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Chance for a few showers and storms with lows near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY: Chance for a shower or storm, mainly in the morning then partly sunny. Highs near 82. Lows near 65.
FRIDAY: Nice and dry. Less humid with highs near 82. Breezy at times. Lows near 65.