Summer heat returns late this week

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Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the chance for storms and a heat wave this week.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet and pleasantly mild overnight
  • Threat for storms late Tuesday into Wednesday
  • Temperatures soar into the 90s late in week

DETAILED FORECAST

Overnight: Partly cloudy skies and mild weather is in the forecast overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the middle 60s by morning.

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Tuesday: Expect partly cloudy skies and higher temperatures. There will be an increasing threat for showers and storms later in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms will be likely across the area, especially through early afternoon. A few stronger storms cannot be ruled out.

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Thursday: Clouds will decrease with temperatures on the increase. Highs will climb into the upper 80s with a heat index rising in to the 90s.

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Friday: Lots of sunshine will end the week but it will be quite hot and humid. Highs will soar into the lower 90s with a heat index nearing 100 degrees.

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Saturday: Hot weather will start the weekend with temperatures reaching into the middle 90s and a heat index topping 100 degrees at times. There is a slight chance a thunderstorm could spark in the afternoon heat.