** Heat Advisory in Effect Until 8 PM This Evening, and From 1 PM to 8 PM Wednesday **
The two hottest days this summer are on tap before the end of the week brings some relief. But take it easy today and tomorrow. With temperatures near 100 and dewpoints at or above 70, heat indices will approach 110.
Today and TonightExtreme heat and humidity.
Haze in the morning will give way to sunshine in the afternoon. Conditions will be oppressive with high temperatures of 97-101 combined with very unpleasant humidity levels. Tonight will be definite air conditioning weather with overnight lows only falling to the mid to upper 70s.
TomorrowAnother scorcher with a bit less humidity.
Another oppressive day is on tap and another heat advisory is likely. Although a tad less humid than today, Wednesday will be as hot or hotter. Afternoon highs will reach 98-102 and the 77 year old record of 101 for the date is in jeopardy of at least being tied. Refer to Jason's forecast
for the rest of the week and weekend.
Depiction of the extreme heat courtesy of Accuweather.
Today and tomorrow will mark 9 consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher. "Cooler" air toward the end of the week will determine whether this streak will measure up with the great ones of the past 30 years such as last years streak of 13 days. Here is a look at a few others. The extremely hot summer of 1980 saw 2 streaks. The 1st at 21 days is the longest in the last 30 years. The second at 14 days is impressive as it occurred in late August and early September when average temps are measurably lower than the heart of summer. Another 14 day streak that defied climatology occurred entirely within June of 1994, the only streak of its length with any June days. The streak of July 1993 was not only impressive for its length (16 days), but also for the 3 straight 100 degree days during its heart. Whether this streak ends at an unmemorable 9 days, or matches up with the big ones of the past 30 years, it is looking like a well above normal August for the 3rd consecutive year.