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FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for Sunday, storms on tap for Monday

This Evening: Staying humid, but a line of storms will move across the Midlands at 30 percent probability. Some storms will be strong. (Source: WIS) This Evening: Staying humid, but a line of storms will move across the Midlands at 30 percent probability. Some storms will be strong. (Source: WIS)
This Evening: Staying humid, but a line of storms will move across the Midlands at 30 percent probability. Some storms will be strong. (Source: WIS) This Evening: Staying humid, but a line of storms will move across the Midlands at 30 percent probability. Some storms will be strong. (Source: WIS)
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First Alert Forecast: Heat For Sunday - Storms Late Monday

  • A few showers and storms this evening with 30 percent probability. Some have the potential to pack a punch
  • A line of storms will move across the Midlands through 9 p.m
  • Temps today made it to near 100, but it felt like 105-110
  • An Alert Day has been issued for Monday due to a better chance for strong storms during the evening with around 40 percent probability with highs in the upper 90s
  • Storms will pack a punch with lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds
  • Highs will cool into the lower 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold front passes through the region

We'll see sun and clouds for Sunday but there is a 30 percent chance for some afternoon/evening showers and storms because of the high humidity. 

Sunday's high temperatures will soar to near 100.  That's why we've declared Sunday as an Alert Day.  The heat index could get as high as 105-110 by the afternoon.

A better chance for storms is in your forecast for Monday evening as a cold front approaches the area. An Alert Day has been issued. Storms may pack a punch with lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. The front will bring more seasonable temps by Tuesday and Wednesday, our high temperatures will be in the low 90s.

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:

This Evening: Staying humid, but a line of storms will move across the Midlands at 30 percent probability. Some storms will be strong.

Tonight: Passing clouds, but staying dry and humid. Lows in the 70s. Breezy at times.

Alert Day Monday: A better chance for evening thunderstorms (40%). Some will be strong to severe. Staying hot and humid. Highs in the upper 90s but feeling like 104-108.

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