Excessive Heat Warning issued for this weekend

Excessive Heat Warning issued for this weekend

Excessive Heat Warning issued for this weekend

Excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued for many major metropolitan areas, including Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago; Detroit; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; and Albany, New York.

There's no questioning it now, it is definitely summer.

The highest heat indices should be in the mid to late afternoon.

Saturday's record high is 100 degrees set in 1931.

Current temperatures sit around the 90 across the region before factoring in the heat.

Please note, extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. Above: Heat index readings across southern New England. Sunshine will also be abundant with breezy winds out of the southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

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If possible, you should try to stay indoors or in the shade. If you plan on spending time outdoors, such as at the beach, pool or ballpark, should do not forget to use sunscreen.

Keep in mind to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.

There is a slight chance for some storms on Sunday and expect some "cooler" temperatures. "The humidity on top of the near record temperatures will be a nasty combination". It will be windy and becoming mostly sunny as we move into the afternoon. South wind 5 to 7 miles per hour.

Similar precautions will be needed for the second half of the weekend. Also, it may be slightly cooler near Lake Erie. However, it will still be hot and humid, with highs in the middle to upper 80s along the coast, and lower to middle 90s elsewhere. This will make it feel like it is closer to 100. More heat is expected next week. A cold front will finally bring relief by the end of the week along with some showers and thunderstorms.

Consecutive days of risky heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat-related illness. It'll also be breezy, with gusts from the south as high as 30 miles per hour. Apparently, it's been in use for a few years-at least by the Weather Channel.

A ridge of high pressure is blanketing the Northeast and isn't expected to go away anytime soon, according to Kennedy. In fact, we beat the previous wettest June by over three inches thanks to the torrential rain last Friday. That includes the Fourth of July, but none of those days will be a complete wash.

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