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Friday AM Forecast: Excessive heat into the weekend, rain could finally return next week

10 months 4 days 6 hours ago Friday, August 11 2023 Aug 11, 2023 August 11, 2023 5:55 AM August 11, 2023 in Forecast Discussion
Source: The Storm Station

High temperatures in the 101-102 degree range will be possible all the way through the weekend. Next week, there is a good chance we finally get out of this dry pattern as rain chances will start to increase.

 

An ***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING*** is in effect until 7pm Friday for the entire WBRZ Viewing Area. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 116 expected. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. 

Today & Tonight: Temperatures will climb to near 102 degrees today beneath mostly sunny skies. Feels like temperatures, because of high humidity, could climb to around 116 degrees this afternoon and evening. It will remain extremely dry and less than 10% of the viewing area will see any rainfall. Tonight, skies will be mostly clear and temperatures for the 21st time this summer will struggle to leave the 80’s.

Up Next: Extremely hot temperatures in excess of 100 degrees will be possible all the way through the weekend. Feels like temperatures could be near 113 degrees each and every day. Low temperatures will stay in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s. Feels like temperatures in the mornings will not leave the 90’s! A lot more moisture looks to be in the area by next week and we will slip into a more typical summertime pattern in terms of rainfall. 




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