WEDNESDAY (7/20) MORNING WEATHER BRIEFING

GOOD MORNING!

An AWESOME start to the day today with temperatures in the lower and middle 50s at daybreak. Look for a sun-filled afternoon with low humidity and highs near yesterday’s value of 84.

Highs:

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In the meantime, the high heat is parked over the Midwest, for now. Oodles of heat watches, warnings and advisories:

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The heat dome will remain centered over that part of the country but some of that hot, moisture-laden air will come east, starting tomorrow. We expect highs near 90 tomorrow although the dewpoints won’t crack 60 in most spots until tomorrow night.

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FRYING FRIDAY

Friday will be our blast-furnace day. Probably the most uncomfortable day of that Friday/weekend stretch because the dewpoint will spike into the upper 60s to near 70. Heat Index values can get to around 100. This will make for a serious situation for sensitive groups such as children, the elderly and pets. As always…common sense applies.

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There can also be a couple of heavy thunderstorms Friday, mainly in the afternoon. This cold front is very weak but is running into a very unstable air mass. The Storm Prediction Center has the region under a “marginal” risk for severe weather.

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THE WEEKEND

Aside from a very minimal chance for a thunderstorm each day, the weekend looks dry and hot with highs in the lower 90s. Dewpoints will not be quite as high as Friday, but high enough!

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More seasonable air will return early next week.

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2 DEGREE GGUARANTEE

Our longest streak of the year continues!

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WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

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