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First Alert: Hot, humid, hazy day

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 3:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 12:37 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - “We are watching a few isolated storms across our western counties,” said Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade.

Most of this activity will weaken after sunset but, until then some heavy downpours and cloud to ground lightning will be possible with any storm.

Temperatures will be warm and muggy over night. Lows by morning will be in the lower 70s in most areas with a few upper 60s in our far northern counties.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a slim chance for an afternoon pop up storm. Highs will reach the lower 90s with the heat index ranging between 98 and 103 degrees.

Sunday a cold front will move towards the Heartland. Ahead of this front we will see hot and humid conditions with scattered storms developing. Highs will reach the lower to middle 90s with the heat index approaching 105 degrees.Highs will be in the in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Heat indices will peak in the 96 to 102 degree range.

Skies will be mostly sunny today, but it will continue to be hazy. Smoke from the western wildfires continues to hang around the Heartland.

There is about a 10-20 percent chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

The weekend will be very hot and humid.

Highs will reach the low 90s with heat indices in the low 100s.

Take extra precautions if you have to work or spend time outside this weekend. Extended time outdoors in the extreme heat and humidity can increase the potential for heat related illnesses.

Best chances of seeing a few more showers and storms will be Sunday into Tuesday.

No rain since Sunday's deluge, so we're beginning to dry out (especially in areas that did not get rain last weekend). ...

Posted by Brian Alworth KFVS on Friday, July 23, 2021

A few storms with heavy downpours and gusty winds is possible.

The last week of July will also be hot and humid.

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