Already steamy out there and temps are to peak around 95 degrees or so with Heat Index values topping out between 100 to 105. Temps will cool to the mid an upper 70s with heat indexes staying in the 80s overnight. An excessive Heat Watch which will turn to a warning tomorrow afternoon and will last until Saturday evening. Temps will hit near 100 tomorrow, 100 to 104 Friday, and around 100 to 104 Saturday. Heat Index values will be in the 110 – 115 range at their max and only in the mid 80s at best for lows! Now that is nothing to take lightly. Heat kills and already has quite a bit due to this heat wave. Please stay indoors during the heat of the day, drink plenty of fluids, and make sure others are well cooled as well like the elderly and sick. Seems obvious but it is really important!
So when is the true break? Best that I can tell is somewhere towards mid week next week. Tuesday Highs will start coming down in the north to the upper 80s, but still mid an upper 90s in the south half of the region. Wednesday looks the same, but could be the breaking day where as next Thursday we see first real relief. Brutal week ahead! AC’s will be cranking and electric bills soaring!
All for now!
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