We are still six days away from the official start of summer, but the weather outside is already looking like summer with temperatures regularly in the 70s and 80s.
On Tuesday we saw temperatures hit the low 80s and it will be even hotter and wetter on Wednesday as 90 degrees is not out of the question in Western New York and upstate New York.
However, be prepared for potentially severe weather conditions, especially as we head into Wednesday evening and most of Thursday.
The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are possible for today and tomorrow, with the threat of severe thunderstorms possible.
The best chance of severe weather will be Thursday.
The Weather Channel says Thursday is the best day for severe weather and these thunderstorms could produce damaging winds, heavy downpours and hail.
This hail could be significant, which would constitute a danger for pedestrians and motorists.
We’re now in the time of year when thunderstorms can hit at any time, and just because we’re in New York doesn’t mean we’ve been out of the woods with tornadoes, which can also happen during the months summer, even causing property damage and endangering people.
If you are caught in a severe thunderstorm, be sure to take shelter. If you’re driving and a severe thunderstorm hits, slow down and you have almost no visibility, it’s probably best to park in a parking lot if possible.