After a sunny and hot Wednesday with highs near 90 ridging will continue to build northeast into the region putting a cap on any cloud/ storm development. We will still have moisture moving north into the region with dewpoints rising to around 70 or the low 70’s on Thursday. Modeling currently projects highs from 94-99 on Thursday with the added moisture heat index values will likely range from 103-108 in the afternoon and evening. This level of heat is very dangerous and extreme caution should be taken, if outdoors wear light clothes and drink plenty of water. The next front will approach for Friday and Saturday with a chance for storms and cooler temps. These figures have been slightly adjusted downward after examining recent model trends with dewpoints and temperature forecasts. These heat index values are slightly higher than the nws based on the thinking dewpoints will stay in the low 70’s on Thursday similar to today for our region.
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