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A Heat Advisory is in place for much of CT through the day today.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection also has continued to issue a code orange air quality alert for the Lehigh Valley and Berks County. Most of these will have dissipated by the time the cold front traverses southern New England by Tuesday evening, but an isolated thunderstorm can not be ruled out north and west of the city during the evening commute.
After a clear, warm, and muggy night last night, today will be even warmer and more humid than it was yesterday.More news: Dele Alli is back in line for England World Cup recall
Wednesday: Fourth of July will stay hot with temperatures in the 90s and a heat index in the afternoon of about 100. Highs on Friday only reach into the mid 80s.
The ridge of heat will gradually shift east by the second half of the week, which enable storm chances to increase slightly over the area.
With abundant moisture in place, the weather service says there will be potential for heavy rain with any storms. No break on July 4, with a high near 89 degrees. Senior meteorologist Steve Wistar said the thermometer should hit highs of 96 today, 94 on Tuesday, 92 on Wednesday and 90 on Thursday.
Our limited chances for a thunderstorm continue into Thursday as the heat and humidity combine with another weak boundary that tries to push across the area. As of now, storms that develop could be potent, potentially strong to severe... we'll keep you updated as we get closer in time. Highs will likely be held into the 80s.More news: DEVELOPING: 2 Workers Shot at Kansas Elementary School, Search for Suspect Underway
Behind the cold front that will bring unsettled weather Friday, a comfortable weekend is on tap! Many will see highs soar to around the low and mid 90s again.
Given it's the first heat wave of the summer, it is important to remember and practice hot weather safety measures. There have been several 8-day heat waves in Boston over the past approximately 140 years.
Tomorrow (Independence Day): We've perhaps kicked heat and humidity back a notch, which is a good thing relatively speaking. It was 100 on the 19, 100 on the 20, and 101 on the 21!More news: #BoycottWalmart trends online after superstore sells 'Impeach 45' products