Hot weather to last through the Fourth of July

Leroy Wright
July 5, 2018

Almost 80 million people in the United States remained under a heat advisory or warning Tuesday, with scorching temperatures and humidity expected through the Fourth of July. Fryeburg's high Sunday was 92 degrees, with a heat index of 97 degrees. The director the New York State Office for the Aging is warning senior citizens and their caregivers about high temperatures.

A cold front is approaching from the northwest, firing up a few thunderstorms as it inches closer. While many towns will remain dry, where storms do pop up, rain could be heavy and accompanied by frequent lightning.

The normal high for much of July is around 90°. Monday is expected to see the searing heat and high humidity continue, with temperatures again nearing 100 in New York's capital of Albany.

But until then most of ME, with the exception of coastal areas, should expect to endure extremely hot weather.

Thunderstorms become more likely on Friday night and could linger into Saturday morning before clearing out on Saturday afternoon.

Hot, humid, and hazy weather is once again on tap for MA.

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Temperatures rising to 93 to 98 combined with high humidity will result in peak heat index values near 110 degrees on Independence Day.

"A significant heat event has been building and will be impacting the Northeast for the next 5 to 6 days".

The longest heat waves on record in CT lasted a total of 10 days.

Greenalalt said the temperatures expected today in the Cleveland area are about 8 to 10 degrees higher than the average 82 degrees for this time of year. Highs on Friday only reach into the mid 80s.

Tomorrow uncertainty exists on details with rainfall with different scenarios indicated from the computer models so we'll have to reevaluate this tomorrow with our short term models but expect at least a chance of isolated to scattered storms all day. Upper 70s and low 80s with sunshine.

Partly cloudy, mild and humid with a 20% chance for a few showers.

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