Forecast: Pleasantly warm today, then scorching
Prolonged heat wave starts tomorrow
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today marks the transition between the blissful low 80s of the last few days and the sizzling hot temperatures to come. If there's any consolation, humidity levels -- at least in the near term -- shouldn't be oppressive. But the lack of humidity means little to no chance of rain -- which we really do need.
Today (Saturday): It's a great day to kickoff the holiday weekend. Temps start off enjoyably cool in the 60s before warming through the 70s and well into the 80s by afternoon -- perfect for hanging out by the pool (wear sunscreen!). Humidity levels remain relatively low, with dew points in the 50s. We'll have little to no wind under mostly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Under clear skies and with dry air holding in place, temperatures fall back into the 60s in most spots, with some upper 50s in the cooler suburbs. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday, July 4): Rather intense heat is in the cards on Independence Day. With abundant sunshine, temperatures climb into the mid-90s without little breeze. Definitely heed heat safety tips if spending significant chunks of time outside. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: A mild evening, but suburban temperatures should still fall back into 60s thanks to relatively dry air. Urban locations, on the other hand, probably don't fall below 70. Confidence: Medium-High
Extreme heat settles in for both Monday and Tuesday. Each day, highs head up close to the century mark, under partly to mostly sunny skies. The humidity will creep up but should remain below oppressive levels. Lows overnight should be in the mainly in the 70s. Confidence: Medium-Hgih
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