Showers and thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon, forecasters say

Cesar Mills
July 2, 2018

It's already in effect, and doesn't expire until midnight on Sunday, July 1.

The heat index, which combines temperature and humidity, will be 95 to around 100 degrees Saturday afternoon and rising to 110 on Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Once the Minnesota winter of 2017-18 finally ended (remember the blizzard of April 14?), how many people said they'd never complain about the heat again? Sunday will be the apex of the heat - with temps possibly eclipsing 100 degrees - not factoring in the heat index. Heat indices rose well above the air temperatures today, with some even eclipsing 100 at times.

The city plans to keep pools open extra hours into next week in light of weather forecasts calling for high temperatures in the 90s.

Between 3 to 4 p.m. the high is expected to hit 96 degrees, said Charles Mott, National Weather Service meteorologist, with the low at 81 degrees Sunday morning.

Risky heat in the Midwest and Northeast is prompting multiple warnings and watches.

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High temperatures are expected to remain above 90 in the Harrisburg area through Thursday.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool.

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. We also call the upper-level high a "hot dome".

Tuesday will likely be the warmest on the 7-day with highs into the mid to upper 90s, slightly cooler at the Cape. This is risky for anyone working outside and for those without air conditioning, it can be life-threatening. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. The National Weather Service and AccuWeather both are predicting a chance of showers and thunderstorms sometime after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

FRIDAY: There will be a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Recorded highs in Boston on Friday and Saturday were 93, Sipprell said.

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