Friday's high is expected to be in the low 90s, but with a heat index of 100. People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible.
The Weather Channel added that strong upper-level ridges of high pressures - or "heat domes" - contribute to the hot temperatures.
Surging heat and humidity, which is forecast to be at its peak this weekend, could lead to a heat wave across parts of the Tri-State area. We have decent chance of tying the record high of 99 for Chicago on Saturday.
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The hot weather had already forced the cancellation of Fourth of July firework shows in several Ohio cities along with a basketball event in Toledo, Ohio, and a concert held by a school district in Minnesota. Near Record Highs Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will remain warm with lows dropping into the mid-70s.
Typical highs for the region this time of year are in the low 80-degree range, according to Kennedy.
On all of those days, dew points of 60 or more and readings near 100 on the heat indices will make things just a touch more miserable. By the 4th of July, weather should not be as vicious. While the high pressure will make it hard for any t-storms to fire, a weak cold front will try to approach from our northwest Tuesday bringing a slight chance for an isolated PM t-storm, mainly north and west of the Lehigh Valley.
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Once the Minnesota winter of 2017-18 finally ended (remember the blizzard of April 14?), how many people said they'd never complain about the heat again? When possible.reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. The storm chance Saturday night looks to be the only chance for rain and there still remains uncertainty on exact details such as timing and how much rain will fall.
Have a great and safe rest of the weekend and stay cool!
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