Jul 10, 2016 8:20 PM
High pressure will be building into the region for our Monday and that brings a return of the sunshine with skies becoming mainly sunny by mid-late afternoon. It will also start a warming trend with highs climbing well into the mid and upper 70s.
The ridge of high pressure will move off the coast Tuesday and remain there through Friday, transporting summer heat and humidity into the region. Tuesday will be a sunny and much warmer day with highs in the 80s. The real heat arrives Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the lower to middle 90s, along with high levels of humidity. Even the beaches will be in the 80s to near 90. An isolated thunderstorm is possible late Thursday afternoon, especially in the mountains
A front looks to work into the region Friday that will trigger more scattered thunderstorm activity, but it will still be very warm with highs close to 90 in a very humid air mass. Behind that front it will turn less humid Saturday with a good deal of sunshine returning, but by Sunday it looks like the muggies make a quick comeback. High Saturday will be in the mid 80s, reaching the upper 80s to near 90 for Sunday.
If you're going to be outside in the heat this week, try to keep cool by seeking the shade, wearing light colors, have the sunscreen handy, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids. DO NOT leave children in the car while running quick errands! AND DO NOT take your pets for rides in the car! On an 85-90 degree day, the interior temperature of the car (even with the windows open a couple of inches) will rise to 115-120 degrees in just 20 minutes, which can be deadly!
Have a great week!