Jul 26, 2015 7:20 PM
Mother Nature is cranking up the heat and humidity for us this week and may very well create a heat wave for south-central NH through the mid-week stretch(Tues-Thurs)!
We’ll see a good deal of sunshine over the next several days, but there will also be the threat for scattered pop up afternoon showers or thunderstorms Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as the hottest air of the season will be upon us. While the threat for any pop shower or thunderstorm on Monday and Tuesday will be created by the heating of the day and won’t necessarily be widespread, Thursday’s threat will be driven by an approaching cold front that moves through Thursday night and should bring a solid line of storms that will get almost everyone in NH. Once the cold front goes through Friday morning it will become less humid into next weekend, but remain quite warm. Highs Monday will be climbing into the 80s and then reside in the low to perhaps even some mid 90s for Tuesday through Thursday. After that, it’ll settle back into the mid-upper 80s Friday and Saturday.
Some VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS to keep in mind with this heat…
NEVER take your pets for a ride in the car to the store or to run quick errands where you have to leave them in the car! Even with the windows cracked two inches and a visible breeze outside on just an 80 degree day, the inside cockpit of your vehicle will not experience the breeze and the temperature will rise to a stifling 110 degrees in 15-20 minutes! On a hotter day its even faster. Remember your pet can not perspire and serious injury or death can result within 25-30 minutes! This same issue holds true for infants and children left in the car. Especially, if you are a new parent whenever you put your child in the car/van make sure you leave something (like a wallet, pocketbook or purse) in the back seat that you absolutely will need to take with you upon getting out of your vehicle so that you don’t forget that you have a child in the back. Some kids tend to fall asleep during drives and you can forget they are there. Lastly, if your car is parked in your driveway, LOCK IT so that the kids don’t climb in to try to play in it. And if you are putting your child in a car seat in a vehicle that has been in the sun for a while make sure you check those metal buckles to make sure they are not too hot for when you go to buckle the kids in!
Check on your elderly neighbors to make sure they are ok and if you don’t have AC in your home, shopping malls and movie theaters are good places to seek out the AC for some relief.
Have a great week!