Almost 80 million people in the United States remained under a heat advisory or warning Tuesday, with scorching temperatures and humidity expected through the Fourth of July. As of 1 p.m. the temperature at Logan Airport in Boston is 95 degrees and factoring in the oppressive humidity with a dew point of 72 degrees, the "real feel" temperature is a whopping 103 degrees!
"The heat index will approach 100 degrees again during the afternoon hours on Tuesday through Thursday". Some of the storms may be a little strong, with locally heavy rains. Isolated afternoon storms remain possible today, but they will be hot or miss just like yesterday. This front will stall across the region for the 4th of July into Thursday bringing a slightly better chance for some hit or miss PM t-storms.
Mostly cloudy, hot and humid with a 60% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heat indeces look to push close to 100 by the afternoon.
"The biggest heat will be away from the ocean, in the low 90s, maybe the mid-90s up around Lawrence and Lowell", Simpson said. The heat is expected to stick around through the Fourth of July. Los Angeles is expected to reach 101 degrees on Friday while Las Vegas is forecast to reach 112 degrees.
The longest heat waves on record in CT lasted a total of 10 days.
Moving into next week, higher temperatures and humidity are expected to continue, but showers are possible, which may knock some temperatures down.
FOX 5's Mike Thomas says to expect high humidity and lots of heat as another Heat Advisory begins Tuesday at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. Mike says to limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated. We'll see highs climb into the mid-90s Wednesday, with heat indices back in the 100s. Also, don't forget to check on the young, the elderly, and pets, all groups more susceptible to the excessive heat.
SUNDAY: Sunny, comfy. High: Low-mid 80s.