Father’s Day brings hot, hot temps and sunny skies; Air Quality Alert continues until Monday night

90 degree temperatures and very hot conditions are on the forecast this week.

Skies bring plentiful sunshine and very hot temperatures into lower to mid-90s today, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Tonight will be mostly clear but warm with lows falling around 72 degrees.

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for majority of our counties from Monday afternoon to Friday evening, the NWS said. Several days with heat indicies near or exceeding 100 degrees expected. Overnight lows will only drop into the 70s, providing little to no relief.

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency continue the Air Quality Alert for Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Clark, Preble and Darke counties in the Miami Valley Region, until midnight Monday night.

Levels of ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards, especially for sensitive groups like elderly adults, children and people with cardiac or respiratory illnesses.

Residents can ride-share or use public transportation, refuel their vehicle at a later hour, or mow during the evening hours and avoid the use of gas-powered lawn equipment to help reduce air pollution.

Monday will be mostly sunny and hot with a chance of showers and thunderstorms possible later on. Highs will be near 95 degrees, with heat index values as high as 100.

Monday night will be partly cloudy with lows falling around 75 degrees. A slight chance of thunderstorms and rain showers before 9 p.m. may be possible, too.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be near 96 degrees, while the low will fall to 74 degrees overnight.

Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy but warm.

Juneteenth brings partial sunshine with highs in the mid-to-upper 90s, followed by a partly cloudy overnight with lows falling around 73 degrees.

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