To say it's been a hot day across the twin states would be an understatement. Temperatures so far today have climbed to the lower 90s with the heat index sitting in the lower 100s. With dewpoints holding steady in the lower 70s, not only is it humid, but it's downright hot outside. The brief warm-up that we are experiencing this weekend is all thanks to high-pressure building in from the west.
Sunday will be a transition day, but not before we experience yet again another brutally hot day, even hotter than today. As the ridge continues to hold it's grip over us temperatures will climb into the mid 90s. Factor in the dewpoint and it will feel like you just climbed into a sauna set on max. From about noon tomorrow to 5 PM heat index values will be over 100 degrees and pushing 106 degrees. It's very important during these hours that you limit your activities outside, so that you don't suffer a heat stroke.
The good news is as fast as this ridge built in it will break down as a cold front swings through the area Monday. Rain looks to arrive during the late afternoon with some storms on the strong side. As the cold front clears the viewing area a more pleasant week is in store. All next week temperatures will be sitting in the mid to upper 80s for highs and low to mid 60s for lows. Monday also looks to be our best chance at rain for the next seven days.