Heat Continues With Storm Chances This Afternoon

Heat Continues With Storm Chances This Afternoon

A heat advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday and an excessive heat warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

In addition, he said towns and cities were seeing heat indices, which measures the heat and humidity, between 100 and 103.

An EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH remains in effect for Tolland and Windham County.

The heat will expand toward the Northeast on Saturday with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values into the upper 90s.

Feels like temperatures tomorrow will start in the mid 70's. Sadly there is little relief in sight. The rest of New Jersey like Sussex, Salem and Cumberland counties are under a heat advisory, with temperatures in the mid-90s.

On all of those days, dew points of 60 or more and readings near 100 on the heat indices will make things just a touch more miserable.

The big story tonight will be the heat and humidity. The combination of the air temperature and humidity level will make it feel like 105, according to the National Weather Service at State College.

"Oppressive heat and humidity combined with ample sunshine, make for risky conditions", according to the National Weather Service's website, and people are advised to stay cool indoors and avoid strenuous activity outdoors amid the heat wave.

In parts of OH, where temperatures were expected to reach the mid-90s, July 4th firework shows planned for Saturday were canceled because of the extreme heat. The front may linger into next Saturday keeping a chance for a shower or t-storm around at least for the first part of the day. Expect high temperatures in the low 90°s.

THURSDAY: Hot and humid. The highest heat index values are expected from late morning into the early evening.

FRIDAY: Hot and Humid.

And the high temps continue through the July 4 holiday on Wednesday. In fact, we beat the previous wettest June by over three inches thanks to the torrential rain last Friday.

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