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Heat advisory issued with index near 100 expected

With heat index values projected to be in the upper 90s on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon until 7 p.m.  

"People that are vulnerable, whether it would be elderly or other conditions, should definitely stay indoors, if possible," advised meteorologist Kirk Apffel. "If you do have to go outdoors, stay hydrated."

Apffel says the humidity will combine with high temperatures to make for a difficult day. Spring doesn't end until later this month, but it will feel like summer.

Today, Apffel says, will be " one of your hotter, if not hottest, days of the year. Of course, we've got a long ways to go, but it is possible that we could have the warmest (day) in June."

The heat spell won't last long. Apffel expects a cold front to move through the region tonight which may produce thunderstorms.  On Thursday and Friday, the high temperature will be in the low 70s.


Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.