We're starting off with temperatures in the upper-60s and low-70s, several degrees warmer than this time Monday morning. The best shot for showers and storms will be overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
The release outlined that "temperatures today are in the upper 90s, with heat index values in excess of 100 degrees".
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's social media account says temperatures will be dangerously hot this weekend and advises people to stay hydrated and check on children, the elderly and pets for heat-related illness. Heat indices 105-110 by this afternoon.
We'll get some refiled from the heat this weekend as temperatures fall into the 80s. Heat indices will approach 100 degrees for most inland towns yet again.
Heat and hazardous weather advisories have been posted across the state as ME braces for a week of sweltering humidity and warm air.
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Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 90s, but the air will feel closer to 95 degrees. This week the upper-level ridge that would normally keep storm chances limited will weaken just enough to allow a disturbance in the Gulf to bring in higher storm chances.
By the end of the week on Friday a true cold front will work through the region and we could be looking at a legitimate chance for showers or a thunderstorm late on Friday and into the nighttime hours of Friday into Saturday.
The West Coast is also bracing for a major heat wave as wildfires burn. The record high for Friday in Cleveland was 94, which was set in 2012, he said, but stressed there is no trend toward hotter weather this time of year, as it fluctuates from season to season. Highs for the holiday are likely to reach the lower 90s. A spotty thunderstorm can't be ruled out later in the day or evening, especially in northern and western areas, but most areas will be dry for picnics and fireworks.
Tomorrow uncertainty exists on details with rainfall with different scenarios indicated from the computer models so we'll have to reevaluate this tomorrow with our short term models but expect at least a chance of isolated to scattered storms all day.
Tuesday is a sunny day in Ocean City and Rehoboth, with beach-friendly highs in the lower 80s.