Happy Sunday to everyone out there! Hope the end of the weekend is treating you well… even if you are one of the millions sweltering through the past few days!
Heat Continues It’s Grip
Of course one of the main stories is the continuing heat wave across the country, where some areas are setting all-time record highs the past few days. One of those places is Atlanta, where a high yesterday of 106° bested the previous all-time record high of 105°! Atlanta is heading toward the same temperature area today, and I can imagine that its been hard for the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals to play day games at Turner Field the past two days. Got to stay hydrated out there!
Here are expected highs the next couple days across the nation. As you can see, heat is expected to hang on across the eastern two-thirds of the country for the next few days with 100s still expected as far north as St. Louis!
Severe storms moved through the Chicago area early this afternoon. There were reports of up to 90 mph west of town in Winfield, IL — meanwhile winds in Chicago only reached 75 mph in West Chicago and 61 mph at O’Hare Airport. Check out some of these photos and videos we have seen from the storm!
There are a few areas of severe risk across the next few days. You can check out the areas under the threat below today and tomorrow. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threat both days. You can always check out severe weather in your area by clicking here!
Wednesday Is Independence Day
We felt festive and put together a 4th of July forecast for some cities that have freedom-related names. Still looks very hot across portions of the nation. Remember if you are going to launch fireworks to pay attention to the weather and be aware of any bans in your area — areas in the Ohio Valley have already said no personal fireworks are allowed and some areas like the town of Colorado Springs, CO have cancelled their fireworks displays due to the wildfire possibility. Remember you can check your forecast for the 4th of July by clicking here!
Thanks for clicking to the blog today! Have a great start to the beginning of your work week!
Meteorologist D.J. Kayser
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