Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat

Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat

Shower and storms chances look on the low side as a ridge will dominate our local weather with storms tracking well north of us. Winds S 15-30 miles per hour.

The high temperatures and humidity could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, according to the weather service.

As you head out on your Father's Day, temperatures will be in the upper 70s heading into the 90s once again.

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The heat index, how warm it feels when the temperature and the humidity are combined, is expected to reach 100 or higher throughout south-central Pennsylvania on Monday, forecasters said. On and off storms continue everyday next week which would allow highs to remain in the 80s but depending how long it rains for or if there are breaks will depend on if temperatures stay in the low 80s or warm into the upper 80s. On Thursday morning, the water measured 65 degrees at the Chicago shore. This was a very important factor in the disastrous 1995 Chicago heat wave. Winds will be light out of the south at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Until now, Chicagoans haven't had too many chances to bask in the summertime warmth.

Heat is the number one weather-related cause of death in the United States every year. The most critical part is understanding that the chance is for a broad area; that area is over 8,000 square miles for what we do here at WHNT News 19 covering "officially" 11 counties in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee (plus some neighboring areas). Chicago residents can call 311 for information about city cooling centers or to request a well-being check for friends or family who may be affected by the heat. We'll likely see a few showers and storms develop by the afternoon to bring some relief to all of that heat. Citing extreme heat, officials on Friday canceled the annual Hometown Parade, which was scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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