It is a very mild start to the day with temps in the 60s and 70s under mainly clear skies. High pressure sitting off of the coast will continue to pump unseasonably hot & humid air into the region ahead of a disturbance moving in from the west. Temperatures will heat up very quickly this morning and already be pushing into the 90s by lunch time and that’s just the air temperature! Since it will be so humid today as well the heat index will be pushing into the mid and upper 90s in spots by lunch time and will peak near of slightly above 100° throughout much of the afternoon. Please be very cautious this afternoon if you’re working outside or have to do something strenuous in the heat. You’ll need to take frequent breaks, stay well hydrated, and find some shade from time to time this afternoon. You’ll need to be weather aware too as we will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up this afternoon. Some of those storms could be on the stronger side, produce very heavy rain, and move quite slowly which could lead to some localized areas of flash flooding due to poor drainage or the heavy rain overcoming the storm drains if a storm lingers too long over one area.
Much of the first half of the week will be the same featuring hot and humid temperatures and the chance for afternoon showers and storms popping up in the heat of the day. By Wednesday a front will be approaching and will move through on Thursday with more widespread showers and storms but then some relief from the heat as we head into the weekend. So far the weekend is look great so keep your fingers crossed the forecast holds!
It’s still that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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