Not over yet: Another round of storms is on track for the region amid soaring temperatures
The arrival of significantly warmer air will bring the first heat wave of summer to much of the region, and amid rising temperatures there will be the potential for a whole new round of thunderstorms. violent later in the week.
The timing of the last storm is Thursday, July 21, from mid-afternoon to early evening, according to the National Weather Service. (See image above.)
A powerful system that brought multiple rounds of storms on Monday July 18 led to flooding and power outages in many areas.
Tuesday July 19 will be sunny and warm with high temperatures around 90.
Humidity will rise Wednesday, July 20 under sunny skies, and coupled with high temperatures in the low 90s, maximum heat index values will range from the mid-90s to around 100 degrees or higher. (See the second image above.) A heat advisory is in effect for most of the region from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Older adults and those with chronic health conditions or mental health issues are at increased risk,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Homes without air conditioning can be much warmer than outside temperatures.
“Use the air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to an air-conditioned place. Monitor vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.”
A heat wave is defined as having a high temperature or 90 degrees or more for three or more consecutive days.
Thursday’s high temperature will again be in the low 90s under mostly sunny skies before clouds thicken in the afternoon. The risk of showers and thunderstorms will begin around 2 p.m. and continue until around 8 p.m.
There is uncertainty about the potential timing, track and strength of Thursday’s storm.
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