Hot and humid weather continues this week; highs in the upper 90s

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Our hot and humid weather will continue this week and any leftover Sunday evening thunderstorm will fade as we cool off tonight.

Monday will be hot and humid with highs in the mid to upper 90s. With afternoon highs in the 90s, our heat index values will be around 100 degrees.

So take lots of breaks and drink plenty of water. Monday will feature a small chance for an isolated evening shower or thunderstorm.

More heat for Tuesday with an afternoon high of 97 degrees. If we hit 97 on Tuesday, this will break the record of 96 degrees set back in 1914.

Again, there will be a very small chance for an isolated evening shower or thunderstorm.

The heat index on Tuesday could be in the low 100s. So please review and practice all steps for preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke this week.

Children, older adults and anyone working or playing outdoors will need to be cared for. Seek shade and air conditioning as much as possible.

A cold front dropping down the East coast will increase our rain chances for Wednesday. We are looking for a 30% chance for scattered evening thunderstorms on Wednesday with highs in the mid-90s. Scattered thunderstorm chances will remain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid-90s.