Heat and humidity returns Tuesday; hottest air of season coming this weekend


Prolonged heat wave on tap this week...

THIS EVENING: Clear & Warm. Temperatures Falling To Near 80.

TONIGHT: Mostly Clear & Calm. Lo 66.

TUESDAY: Stray PM T-Storm, More Humid. Hi 93.

Enjoy tonight as we see the last of the low humidity! Skies will remain mostly clear as temperatures fall into the mid to upper 60s by early morning. Tuesday will start off dry and comfortable but by the afternoon, a warm front will usher in near tropical-levels of humidity once again. In addition, a few storms will develop late in the day.

A higher risk for showers and thunderstorms will come late-day Wednesday as the remnants of Barry come through. Temperatures both Tuesday and Wednesday will reach close to or slightly above 90 degrees.

A few more stray storms will be possible Thursday as a weak disturbance squeaks through. The bigger story then follows this weekend which is the heat. As a bubble of high pressure builds over the northeast, we are likely to see the hottest air of the season thus far. Highs Friday through Sunday are likely to reach the mid to upper 90s, with very high humidity expected as well. The combination of the two will result in dangerous heat index (feels-like) values of 100 to possibly 110 degrees during peak heating. If you’re planning to do anything outside, make sure to take plenty of breaks and stay hydrated. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can happen in a matter of minutes during strenuous activity. Most of the weekend will be rain-free but models hint at a weak front developing late-day storms by Sunday. This is something we’ll keep monitoring.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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