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LOOK AHEAD: Brutal heat returns for your weekend

Brutal heat returns for the weekend

We’re starting this morning with a number of foggy spots.  In some areas that fog could be locally dense so you may need a few extra minutes for the morning drive. Any fog should lift by 9 a.m. and we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds for the rest of the day. With plenty of afternoon sun, temperatures will push into the mid-90s for highs.  It will be feeling more like the low triple digits this afternoon. A stray shower or storm can’t be ruled out, but most of us will stay rain free just like yesterday. We’ll see a few clouds tonight, and patchy fog could set up once again as lows dip into the lower 70s.

The brutal heat returns for Friday and the weekend. Skies will be mostly sunny and temperatures will heat up quickly each day. Highs will climb to near 100° with heat indices in the 105-110° range. You should try to limit strenuous outdoor activity during the middle of the afternoon. Stay hydrated with water or sports drinks and take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning if you must work outside.

Friday and Saturday should stay rain free, and we’re only expecting an isolated shower or storm for Sunday afternoon. The extreme heat backs off some as we begin the new work week. Highs will continue to run above average, but will be closer to 95° instead of 100°. As the heat lets up, rain chances increase for the middle of next week.

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