Building heat and humidity to fuel heavy storms this week

Building heat and humidity to fuel heavy storms this week

A very typical mid-summer heat wave is setting up as we head into the upcoming work week.

High pressure moves into the area and will give us lots of sunshine for the next week or so.

The danger for heat related illnesses increases dramatically anytime the heat index reaches 105 or higher.

Expect lows tonight near 73 and light winds. Our 3rd heat wave of the year will be possible later in the week -- remember we need 3 consecutive days 90 or higher to achieve "heat wave" status, it may come down to a degree or two!

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An excessive heat watch is advanced notice that there is the potential for a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity.

Wednesday. Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 70s areawide.

Wednesday Night. Mostly clear, with a low around 80. By Thursday, temperatures will hit 100 degrees, the weather service reports. Lows Sunday night will fall into the low 70s. Due to the muggy conditions, it felt like 107° Thursday and Friday. Strong to severe thunderstorms accompanied by strong wind gusts are possible Monday, the service said, with the highest risk in Berkshire and western Franklin and Hampshire counties. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Saturday night, the low will be about 75, according to the weather service. High temperatures on Saturday were in the upper 90s.

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