Staying hot to start July

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Heat and humidity continues into the new week in the Dayton area.

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High temperatures expected this weekend with air pollution and heat advisories out for today. The heat wave will last the weekend and into next week said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

WARNING:

  • Heat advisory remains in effect today from noon to 8 p.m. for Mercer, Auglaize and Butler Counties.
  • Heat index values are expected to be around 100 due to temperatures in the lower 90s and dew points in the lower 70s.
  • Impacts: heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

>>5-day forecast

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Heat index to stay near 100 into Sunday
  • Increasing threat for storms to start the new week
  • Little relief from the heat through next week
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Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected overnight. It'll be a mild and muggy night with temperatures dropping into the lower to middle 70s.

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Sunday: Partly cloudy skies will develop in the afternoon with hot and humid conditions. Highs will be in the lower 90s with a heat index in the upper 90s. There is a chance for a pop-up evening storm.

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Monday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for afternoon and evening storms. Highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with a chance for late day storms. Highs will be in the lower 90s with humid conditions.

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Wednesday: It will be a hot holiday with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the lower to middle 90s. A heat index will be near 100 degrees. There is a slight chance for a pop-up storm in the afternoon or evening.

>>County-by-county weather

Thursday: Skies will be mostly sunny as the heat continues. Highs will be in the lower 90s.

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