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FIRST ALERT: Temps feel like the triple digits on this first full day of Summer

(WIS) -

First Alert Forecast: Hotter Temperatures Still To Come This week!

  • The first full day of Summer will be one of the “coolest” this week
  • Expect another day where temperatures will feel like the triple digits, 102°
  • The daytime highs will reach 95°
  • Weekend Preview shows the Mid 90s will hang around for Saturday
  • Sunday will be hotter and the heat index will feel like 108-110, again

Today, a weak system is expected to come through the Midlands. It will bring a better chance of afternoon showers and storms.

The good news is that with the additional cloud cover, daytime high temperatures will drop.

We are expecting highs in the mid 90s Friday and Saturday. These temperatures will not last, by Sunday we are back in the upper 90s and the heat index is back to nearly 110°.

We will have a few strong storms later this afternoon. Most of the storms are expected to stay below severe limits, but a storm with heavy rain and gusty wind cannot be ruled out.

If you're like us and you want to beat the heat, here are some tips to help you do that:

  • Drinking water! This may sound so obvious but staying hydrated is so important even on days that aren't hot. Dehydration could be a KILLER so drink plenty of water when it's this hot outside. Take a drink every 30 minutes, even when you're not thirsty.
  • Loose-fitting clothing: Avoid wearing tight clothing, just like you need to breathe, so does your body. Wearing lighter colors will also help to reflect the heat. If you can, avoid wearing cotton, it will soak up your sweat which actually can help to cool you down!
  • Find Shade: If you're someone that has to be outside for work, try and find shade as much as you can. Shaded areas can sometimes "feel" 20 degrees cooler than areas that are sunny!
  • Pets: Avoid leaving your pets outdoors for extended periods of time. Our four-legged friends tend to heat up quicker than humans can. Make sure they have plenty of water too!
  • Car Safety: Most importantly is "Look before you lock!" Please, before you leave your car make sure there are no kids or pets left inside. With this kind of heat, a car interior can heat up to 120 degrees in just 10 minutes.

When the temperatures heat up, it sure is nice to sit by the A/C, but that's not possible for everyone. Hopefully these tips can help you make it through this early Summer heat across the Midlands.



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Forecast:

Friday: Daytime high 95°, 40% Chance of afternoon showers and storms.

Saturday: Daytime high 95°, Partly Sunny with a 40% chance of afternoon pop-up storms.

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