First Alert Weather Day Today: Hot and muggy with heat index values 90° to 95°
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A First Alert Weather Day continues through late this afternoon. Hazy, hot, and muggy conditions this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Factoring in the higher dew point values in the mid to upper 60s, the heat index values will be in the low to mid 90s. There will be a few isolated storms around this afternoon into the early evening. The main threats with these storms will be downpours, gusty winds, and lightning.
A hot summer pattern will be in place for much of the week ahead. There will be some sunshine but also opportunities of scattered showers and storms. At this time, the storms are not expected to be severe, but again could produce some good downpours with gusty winds. The hottest day in the week ahead could be Wednesday with the lowest risk of storms and afternoon readings soaring into the low 90s.
Be sure you are staying as hydrated as possible, especially if spending extra time outside for the holiday weekend. A friendly reminder to not leave pets or children in your car, as temperatures skyrocket in cars extremely fast. Take extra precautions this weekend if outdoor activities are planned.
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