Blog: Hot, hot, hot; heat index between 103° and 107°

We are increasing the heat for the next two days as the heat indices will reach dangerous levels. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

A heat advisory is in place for our area from noon to 8 p.m. – heat indices will hover between 103° and 107° for much of the afternoon.

Passing clouds will carry us through late morning with temperatures rising rapidly. The humidity will feel close to 100° as early as 10am, and then when our high temperatures hit the mid-upper 90s this afternoon, we’ll feel like we’re easily reaching 100 degrees. A patchy or isolated shower may be in later this afternoon, but the chance of rain remains fairly slim today. Not much to cool us down.

The heat also continues into Friday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 90s. The heat indices will again be in the low 100s. There’s a better picture of a few scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day and into Friday evening. This, while a cold front descends very slowly in the region.

The front is expected to stagnate across the region by the weekend – this will keep things choppy, keeping the chance of rain around Saturday and Sunday. A few more clouds will also be added to the image, but temperatures drop into the 80s. Still heavy, so it should still be at least 90 degrees, but that’s nowhere near today!

The chance of rain is expected to continue through early next week with temperatures near our normal monthly high.

Until then, find the cool spots, stay hydrated, and beat the heat!

Meteorologist Steve Fundaro