Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Heat wave continues; crowds jam roads ahead of July 4th holiday

Heat wave continues; crowds jam roads ahead of July 4th holiday

"Intake of alcoholic beverages should be limited, especially when there is no means to keep cool, such as in air conditioning", said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. If temperatures manage to stay above 90 degrees through six or seven days straight in the Northeast, the heat wave will enter record territory. The in the afternoon and evening some pop-up storm chances will be around.

Severe thunderstorms that could bring winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to start pushing through northeast IL and northwest IN during the late afternoon and continue into the night, the weather service said. Isolated wind damage is also an outside risk. While the high pressure will make it hard for any t-storms to fire, a weak cold front will try to approach from our northwest Tuesday bringing a slight chance for an isolated PM t-storm, mainly north and west of the Lehigh Valley. A touch or two of fog may form in favored spots.

Heat & humidity will remain the most widespread issue we face this week. Whether you notice the day is much better than recent ones is another story.

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A classic summer heat wave will develop in San Diego County on Friday and Saturday with temperatures hitting 80 degrees at-or-near the coast and the upper 90s and low 100s across inland valleys, says the National Weather Service. Canadian high pressure and a dip in the jet stream should then build in for the remainder of next weekend, bringing a return to more tolerable high temperatures in the upper 80s and lowering humidity values. This will aid in daily storm chances, although lots of dry time appears to be in the mix too. At present, it seems they'll fall apart on approach, although we certainly could see some cloudiness by fireworks time.

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July has finally arrived, and boy is it coming in hot!

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Temperatures will reach the mid-to-high 90s though it will feel hotter due to high humidity.

The prolonged heat forecast prompted a special warning Sunday from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Air Quality Bureau.

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