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Tracking dangerous heat today and a hot and humid weekend

TODAY: Very humid and hot with highs in the upper 90s. Heat indexes between 100-105. Avoid being outside for long and drink plenty of water today.

TOMORROW: A cold front is set to stall just to the north of the area on Friday night and bring some cloud cover for the weekend. This cools us a couple of degrees but it's still very hot in the mid-90s. Heat indexes in the upper 90s. Continue to stay hydrated and avoid long periods of time outside.

EXTENDED: If the cold front dips a bit further south, we could see storms across the area and cooler temperatures. A few of these storms could be strong but the better severe risk Friday night into Saturday morning will be to our north. The most likely scenario seems to keep the front to our north. This means Sunday will be hot again in the 90s but heat indexes back off a few degrees. By Sunday night, that front finally begins to push south, bringing a chance for more widespread rain and storms Sunday night through Monday. There are some discrepancies between forecast models as far as the speed of the front on Monday, but for sure count on rain for the morning commute. Precipitation with this system will add up to about 1-1.5" of needed rainfall. We're more than 2" below average for the month of June, which has eaten at our surplus for the year.  Behind the front, temperatures fall into the lower 80s Monday with upper 70s to around 80 expected Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of the front. We could see a few showers on Wednesday, but outside of that next week is looking much nicer and more comfortable.

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Nate Splater

Nate forecasts on the weekend edition of ABC 17 News This Morning on KMIZ and FOX 22, KQFX.


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