Wednesday AM Forecast: Record-breaking heat still here, some relief possible by early next week
Near or above 100 degree temperatures will be possible all the way through the weekend. There could be some relief from this hot pattern at the beginning next week, but temperatures will still stay much above average.
An ***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire WBRZ Viewing Area. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 120 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 99 degrees, beneath partly cloudy skies. Feels like temperatures, because of high humidity, could climb to 114 - 120 degrees this afternoon and evening. Rain will be hard to come by but can not rule out a spotty shower. Tonight, skies will be mostly clear with temperatures once again struggling to leave the 80’s.
Up Next: Record breaking heat will continue to be the story for the rest of the week and weekend. Highs are expected to be at or above 100 degrees through Saturday. Feels like temperatures could be near 113 degrees each and every day. It will be hard to cool off at night with low temperatures staying in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s. Rain chances stay slim through Saturday but could start to slightly pick up starting on Sunday.
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The Tropics: Tropical cyclone activity is not expected in the next 7 days.
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