Showers and thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon, forecasters say

Gwen Vasquez
July 2, 2018

The humidity doesn't just make it feel uncomfortable, it can make the heat more risky too. New York City, which missed a 90-degree reading by just one degree, will likely hit the number Saturday to start a trend of its own.

The final day of June on Saturday brought the first day of temperatures soaring well into the 90s.

The Weather Channel added that strong upper-level ridges of high pressures - or "heat domes" - contribute to the hot temperatures. There will be a "slight" drop in the heat index Monday, but it will still feel like it is in the middle 90°s.

A Heat Advisory is still in effect for Monday afternoon as heat indices are expected to climb into the upper 90s to low 100s again. According to the US Energy Information Administration, about 2 million household units across the Midwest do not have air-conditioning equipment.

An excessive heat warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. The Delaware Valley is facing a likely heat wave this weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees over the next several days.

It will be even hotter on Monday with the heat index surpassing 105° in some areas.

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The actual temperature on Sunday will approach 100 degrees in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and Hartford, Connecticut.

The maximum heat index values forecast for Sunday. By the 4th of July, weather should not be as vicious.

Weather in the Minneapolis-St.

The temperature will hit the low 70s at the coast and mid-80s inland on the Fourth of July. The fire has burned 10,000 acres and is only 10 percent contained. Right? Very warm temperatures will stick around for the better part of the next week, along with the humid conditions.

Relief from the heat and humidity finally arrives by Friday and continues into next weekend.

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