Mostly sunny with scattered showers, storms; Excessive Heat Watch, Air Quality Alert in effect

Today will be mostly sunny with scattered on and off showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Temperatures will rise around 95 degrees, with high humidity and heat index values as high as 100 expected.

A Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Watch will go into effect at noon for the Miami Valley and will continue through 8 p.m. on Friday.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of precipitation and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. The low will fall around 75 degrees overnight.

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

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, mow during the evening hours and avoid the use of gas-powered lawn equipment to help reduce air pollution.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m. Highs will be near 96 degrees, while lows will fall around 74 degrees overnight with mostly cloudy skies.

On Wednesday or Juneteenth Day, it’ll be partly sunny and hot with highs around 97 degrees, followed by a partly overcast night with lows falling to the lower 70s.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and extremely hot with highs approaching close to 100 degrees, while Thursday night will bring partly cloudy skies and a low of 74 degrees.

Very hot temperatures continue Friday into the weekend.

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