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Tracking This Weekend's Heat

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Temperatures this weekend should make it to above 95 both Saturday and Sunday, with either of the days likely to surpass the 96 degree "gold standard" of heat that was established earlier this month and equaled on Monday.

 


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Obviously, the heat alone won't be the biggest story of the upcoming weekend. The combination of dew point values in the upper 60's and lower 70's will add a few degrees to the heat index, which means that most days will result in a "feels like" temperature that pushes 100. There will likely be some level of heat watch issued for Saturday and Sunday, perhaps extending into Monday. The big caveat on Monday is the timing of a cool front through the region and how much cloud cover and thunderstorm activity it tosses at us. Guidance has waffled a fair bit on timing the front through but odds favor the passage on Monday, which should bring the end of this round of heat to our region with it.

 


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blogentry-11-0-43751700-1469003195_thumbIt's been a while since the region hit 100 - we last did so on July 18th, 2012. It's been three years since we hit 98 (7/18/2013), although we've been paraded eight 95 degree highs in 2015 and 2016. While we probably don't break 100 this weekend, we will probably get darn close to it at least once, perhaps twice.



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