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Today's Forecast

The heat and humidity continue through the weekend

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — HEAT ADVISORIES AND EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS ARE IN PLACE FOR A VAST MAJORITY OF THE REGION, AS HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL LIKELY REACH 105 DEGREES IN MANY AREAS. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE, STAY SAFE, COOL AND HYDRATED. ALSO, IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING, IN THIS KIND OF HEAT, TO CHECK ON THE ELDERLY, YOUNG AND OUR FURRY FRIENDS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL OFFER LITTLE RELIEF AS NIGHTTIME LOWS RANGE FROM THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS TO AROUND 80 DEGREES CLOSER TO THE BELTWAY.

THIS WEEKEND WILL ALSO FEATURE TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WITH HEAT INDICES WELL INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, SO CONTINUE TO BE CAREFUL DURING THIS TIME. A FEW ISOLATED STORMS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY; OTHERWISE, IT IS HOT AND DRY. A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGINS ON MONDAY, AS A FRONT PUSHES INTO THE NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC, HELPING TO SWEEP THIS OPPRESSIVE AIR MASS OUT OF HERE. WITH THAT SAID, THIS FRONT ALSO HOLDS A SOLID CHANCE FOR SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE WAY. IF THIS FRONT GETS OUT OF HERE QUICKLY, WE’LL DRY OUT AND CLEAR OUT ON TUESDAY. OTHERWISE, WE MAY HAVE SOME LINGERING RAIN IN THE MORNING. REGARDLESS, THE FEVER WILL FINALLY BREAK, AND MORE TYPICAL JULY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN FOLLOWING THIS FRONTAL PASSAGE.

HERE’S A LOOK AT YOUR EXTENDED FORECAST:

TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY AND MUGGY. LOWS: 75-80. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

SATURDAY: ANOTHER HOT AND HUMID DAY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND 115 DEGREES.

SUNDAY: PARTLY SUNNY WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S. HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES.

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.

TUESDAY: MORNING SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE, WE’RE GRADUALLY CLEARER AND COOLER. HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S.

WEDNESDAY: SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S.

THURSDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOW TO MID 80S.

FRIDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.

STAY COOL, AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
-METEOROLOGIST SCOTT SUMNER

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