Intense Heat This Weekend

Excessive heat watch issued
Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 17, 2019

The last of Barry is moving out tonight and behind it comes what could be the hottest temperatures of 2019. As of now, a few leftover showers and thundershowers remain on the MaxTrack. Otherwise, we’re cooling down from a mostly below overage day with temperatures that only made it into the low to mid-80s thanks to the abundant cloud coverage and wind shift.

As we trek into the overnight hours, showers will continue to die out. Clouds will also begin to decrease in coverage. Thanks to the rain today, expect some patchy and potentially dense fog in the morning hours, especially in the river valleys. A few stray showers may be around through the day tomorrow, but for the most part the air is drying out. Heat will begin to build and run low to mid-90s each afternoon through the weekend. Heat indices will exceed 100 degrees and could push 110 in select locations. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH has been issued and will be in effect starting Thursday evening and lasting through Sunday evening. During the weekend, an incoming cold front will also deliver the next round of rain and thunderstorms. We cool down for the beginning of next week.