Chance of storms Thursday, followed by potential heat wave
- Autor: Buena Jesus Jun 29, 2018,
Jun 29, 2018, 15:24
It will be windy tomorrow, which should help keep some of the heat away too.
Over 120 million people in the United States will see the temperature climb above 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the next week.
And it will feel even hotter. THURSDAY: As of now, we are expecting this to be Day 7 of our prolonged heat wave.
Residents can expect at least a week of hot and humid days, with the heat index in the 90s. Also, understand that kids and the elderly are more susceptible to heat.
The hottest days will be Sunday and Monday though when 100+ degree heat is possible (depending on the wind direction).
The city could come close to breaking the high temperature records for Friday and Saturday. "The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors", the warning states.
"Monitor how you're feeling and give yourself opportunities to cool down", said Chiampas. Most importantly, listen to your body. With enough sunshine, temperatures could approach 100 degrees, especially on Sunday. The hurricane season is long; it officially lasts through November 30.
"Don't shoot the messenger", said state climatologist Jim Angel.
Tonight lows only drop to around 80° similar if not a few degrees warmer than this morning. The heat index will likely be in the low 100s. Look for a mix of clouds and sun with a better chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
EXTENDED: As an upper level ridge continues to build into Mid-Missouri and strengthen, we'll see afternoon highs soar into the upper 90s.
These apps feature updated weather coverage of southeast Wisconsin from the team at FOX6 News. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) already released their initial forecast for the 2018 Tropical Season for the Atlantic Basin.