Step outside for one minute and you will feel the thick, wet air as the sweat starts to run without even exerting yourself. With the humidity rising along with the temperature, the Capital Region has the potential of experiencing a heat wave this week.

If the temperature hits 90 degrees or higher for three consecutive days we officially have a heat wave. We reached 91 in Albany on Monday and according to waether.com the forecast calls for 91 on Tuesday and 90 on Wednesday. It will be a close call but official or not it's HOT! Does this line up for a hot and wet Summer?

If you follow the Farmers Almanac, you will see that the prediction is for a cooler than usual July and August but an above average amount of rain each month. July for example is forecasted to be 4 degrees cooler than an average Albany July but 2 inches or rain above average.

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Lets take a look back at Summers past and record high temperatures in Albany. History shows that the 1930's were brutally hot in the Capital Region. Here are some of the temps over the years from Current Results.

Hittin' 100 - Some of the hottest dates on record:

  • 103 - 7/9/36
  • 102 - 7/22/26
  • 101 - 7/21/30
  • 101 - 8/1/33
  • 100 - 9/3/53

Highest temperatures by the decades.

1980's Average temperature for the decade was 96.

  • 99 - 7/8/88
  • 96 - 7/18/82
  • 95 - 8/8/83
  • 95 - 7/11/87

1990's Average temperature for the decade was 97.

  • 99 - 7/14/95
  • 97 - 7/20/91
  • 96 - 7/4/90
  • 96 - 7/15/97

2000's Average temperature for the decade was 96.

  • 96 - 8/9/01
  • 96 - 8/14/02
  • 96 - 8/1/06
  • 96 - 7/10/08

The highest temperature on record from the last 10 years was 99 on July 21, 2011. So what does all of this mean for your Summer 2021 plans? Should you have that outside wedding? Attend baseball games? Which week should you rent the lake house? The Summer of 2021 will play out like all of the rest. We will check the latest forecast each and every day, several times a day.

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