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Saturday PM Forecast: Another Triple Digit Day - Relief Still Possible

1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, August 12 2023 Aug 12, 2023 August 12, 2023 7:15 PM August 12, 2023 in Forecast Discussion
Source: WBRZ Weather

The high temperature clocked in at 101 degrees Saturday afternoon, and this will make for another warm and stifling evening and overnight.

An ***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING*** is in effect until 7pm Sunday 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.


Tonight & Tomorrow: Overnight will likely be another 80 degree or above scenario, and if so, would be the 22nd night of at or above 80 degree temperatures. The heat dome continues to oppress much of the southern and southwestern regions of the U.S. as there is no real sign of the weather pattern changing at this point. The record high temperature for Sunday is 103 degrees set back in 2007, and the forecast temperature will no doubt flirt with the triple-digit mark today as a full day of hot sunshine is expected. Feels like temperatures, because of high humidity, could climb to around 114 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 22st 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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