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Heat Ridge Activated

We’re starting off with a warm morning only making it down to the low 70s or upper 60s. Clouds have mostly disappeared, but a few may still be around. Due to the nature of the current pattern, you’ll notice building cumulus each day, but they will mostly dissipate overnight. The MaxTrack remains clear for now, but this will change.

There will not be much change in the forecast over the next several days. A firmly planted heat-ridge will keep mornings warm, afternoons hot, humidity up, and the occasional thundershower developing. Temperatures each afternoon will rise to about 90 degrees or a little above. Due to the long amount of heating, the mornings will cool slowly and will only make it down into the low 70s or upper 60s. Heat indices will also run high and in the mid to upper 90s each afternoon. Due to the long hours of heat, heat safety becomes a must. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drink plenty of water or fluids with electrolytes. Seek shade often and limit outdoor work or activities to the cooler parts of the day (mornings or evenings). Remember to check the back seat for children or pets and don’t leave them in a hot car. Even with the windows cracked, a car can heat to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. Practicing good heat safety could save you or someone you know.

Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips

LEX18 Sunrise Weekend and Afternoon Meteorologist
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