PM Update: Season's longest heat wave grows
Heat Advisory Friday; Excessive Heat Watch Saturday
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Had enough heat? If so, sorry. This heat wave will become our longest of the year -- passing the 11-day stretch of 90+ that occurred June 19-29. Mostly sunny skies and a downsloping wind off the mountains have combined to create a hotter day than recent as highs reach the mid-90s most spots. It is a little less humid than it's been, but our "break" is only a day long. With higher humidity, we head closer to 100 tomorrow and quite possibly past that mark Saturday. Such heat will be dangerous for some, so the NWS has hoisted heat advisories for tomorrow and an Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday.
Through Tonight: It's going to be a warm evening but probably the best of the next few as temperatures settle into the upper 80s around sunset. Savor the lower humidity levels, as they'll be on their way back up overnight into tomorrow. Under mostly clear skies, lows fall to around 70 in the suburbs to the mid-or-upper 70s downtown.
Tomorrow (Friday): Hot and humid sums it up. An upper-level area of high pressure over the southern U.S. builds north and helps raise temperatures another notch tomorrow. Mostly sunny skies should yield 90+ before lunchtime in many spots, and highs likely range from the mid-90s in a few cooler spots to mostly upper 90s and near 100. Whenever it gets this hot there can be an isolated storm, but given the strength of the high pressure overhead I think we'll stay storm free.
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