Syracuse, N.Y. — Get ready to sweat a little if you plan to hit the New York State Fair next week: It could feel like 90 degrees on opening day. The high temperature on Aug. 21 is expected to be 85 degrees, according to the Weather Prediction Center, the mid-range forecasting arm of the National Weather Service. The normal high in Syracuse for the date is 80 degrees. With high humidity, the air could feel like 90 degrees, the weather center said. The heat could linger after opening day, too. “At least the first couple of days look to be warmer than normal,” said Paul Walker, a meteorologist with Accuweather. “We’re expecting highs of 83, but they could be as high as 85 or 86.” High temperatures and humidity are a couple of ingredients necessary for thunderstorms, although Walker said it’s too early to predict whether opening day will be wet. “Warmer-than-normal temperatures would certainly allow for the possibility of pop-up thunderstorms at least the first few days of the fair,” he said. Last year’s fair started on the cool side, with high of 75 degrees on opening day. Temperatures climbed steadily over the next few days, though, and soared over 90 degrees for a couple days of the second week. What’s your favorite thing to do at the State Fair? (Poll) The 2019 New York State Fair starts next Wednesday. What’s your favorite Fair activity?