Western's Weather Wrap: Hot Father's Day Weekend

Saul Bowman
June 18, 2018

Records could be broken on Monday and Tuesday as the D.C. area faces a heat wave just before the official start of summer. Highs today are expected to climb into the lower 90s, with heat indices in the 94-98 degree range.

A Heat Advisory has been issued for eastern Hampden County from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday.

Showers and isolated thundershowers will be possible Monday morning for the metro.

If you have outdoor plans for Father's Day, be sure to have multiple ways to receive any weather alerts. Highs will drop into the upper 80s on Wednesday and they'll stay there through Friday. Father's Day is expected to feature hazy sunshine, very warm, and humid conditions.

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Much of the central USA will be dealing with widespread heat on Sunday as heat index values are close to, or exceeding, 100 degrees in parts of the Midwest, including Chicago. Drier air aloft will lead to fewer showers and storms for the middle of ouor next work week. Lows around 76. Highs around 93. Radar estimates from the region show possible rainfall totals exceeding 6 inches since late Saturday night.

High pressure will be rebuilding into next week and rain chances will be going down. Highs: Mid-to-upper 90s.

Another round of feisty storms is set to fire up on Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening, with areas from eastern South Dakota to the Upper Peninsula of MI at risk.

Some of these storms near the OH border could be on the stronger side with damaging winds and some hail possible.

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