January 20, 2019

Heat Wave: Friday to kick off first heat wave of 2018

02 July 2018, 06:41 | Dale Webster

Intense heat wave will scorch central and eastern US as cities rush to set up cooling stations

Dangerous, prolonged heat expected in Kansas City metro area into the weekend | The Kansas City Star

Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect through 8 PM Sunday for the northern third of Indiana.

Monday will bring little relief with temperatures expected to hit a high of 98 degrees, according to the weather service. Although we will see some occasional dips in the daily temperatures, the trend shows longer periods of highs in the 90s locking in frequently.

For Sunday night, expect clear skies and a low around 72. says that daily record highs are possible over the next few days, including in Burlington on Sunday. Dew point temperatures - the measure of the moisture in the air - will remain in the low to mid 70°s throughout the day.

In addition, he said towns and cities were seeing heat indices, which measures the heat and humidity, between 100 and 103.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today that risky heat is expected to grip much of the central and northeastern United States ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

Experts advise that you drink plenty of fluids.stay in an air-conditioned room.stay out of the sun.and check in on relatives and neighbors.

As of Friday morning, Sunday looks like it will bring the most unsafe conditions, as the high of 98 degrees should officially mark our first heat wave of 2018.

In Chicago, where heat indexes were forecast to hit as high as 110 degrees, city workers on Saturday had to hose down a bridge because the extreme heat could cause the steel to expand. The Fourth of July looks warm and dry with a high of 89°.

Slightly cooler conditions are expected on Monday as a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast. This is especially true if they do not live in an air conditioned home.

Heatwaves occur when there are three consecutive days with highs of 90 degrees or higher. Heat and humidity still dominate the region with temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday for July 4th. Timing is best between 2-7 7 storms move west to east across the area.

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