It's hot out there! Will high temps last into the week?

Muriel Hammond
July 2, 2018

Excessive heat warnings have been issued in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and MI, according to UPI.

A multiday heat wave that brought a heat index reading of 112 degrees to Chicago on Saturday will reach its peak in the Northeast on Sunday. Storm chances stick around, but decrease by the middle of the week where we could see a somewhat dry day for the 4th of July.

The heat returns for Sunday, with a high of 92. Based on forecasts, another advisory is possible for Sunday, forecasters said.

The heat indices rose dangerously high earlier this afternoon, with a few spots in the Merrimack Valley and central MA in the 110° range.

High temperatures and stifling humidity expected this weekend has prompted the National Weather Service's Cleveland issue a heat advisory for Ashtabula County and northeast OH for today.

The Red Cross is urging everyone to stay safe in the intense heat by following several tips: drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol and caffeine, wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, andstay inside where it's air conditioned. Heat Indices on Sunday will exceed 105 degrees at times. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool. We also call the upper-level high a "hot dome".

There also may be a slight cool down in temperatures during the back half of next week, but overall not much relief. A 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

FRIDAY | Mostly cloudy with thunderstorm chances.

The temperature will hit the low 70s at the coast and mid-80s inland on the Fourth of July.

One difference from Saturday, winds will be a bit more brisk at times, gusting to near 20 miles per hour out of the south.

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