FIRST ALERT DAY in effect until 8PM Thursday July 29
Heat indices will be as high as 105-110º!
(KWQC) - There will be another First Alert Day for excessive heat and humidity through this evening. This will be for areas near I-80 and south. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 80s and low 90s with heat indexes reaching the low 100s. There will be a cold front dropping through the day and there will be an end to the excessive heat and humidity Friday. Dew points Thursday will be in the mid-70s but by Friday there will be dew points in the low 60s! This will be much more bearable and temperatures will take a dive as well with highs expected to only reach the low 80s tomorrow.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for people working outdoors, or participating in any outdoor activities. Take care during the heat of the day. Stay hydrated, limit time outdoors, and avoid strenuous activity if possible. Be sure to check on the elderly and young children, who are especially vulnerable to this type of heat.
FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.
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