It's hot out there! Will high temps last into the week?

It's hot out there! Will high temps last into the week?

A heat advisory goes into effect for most of Maryland at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Today: Mostly sunny with increasing PM clouds.

If you thought yesterday's heat was brutal, today's temperatures are even worse: it will feel as hot as 107 degrees, forecasters say. He said a cold front will begin to move into ME on Friday, with temperatures expected to drop into the 70s by Saturday.

Take care of your dog's paws: Asphalt and sidewalks are hotter than grass, and dogs' paw pads are highly sensitive to heat.

The prolonged heat forecast prompted a special warning Sunday from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Air Quality Bureau.

Temperatures in the mid 90s combined with high humidity will result in peak heat index values around 105 degrees the rest of this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon. Heat stroke is an emergency and in cases of heat stroke call 9-1-1.

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The strong ridge of high pressure at the surface and aloft should finally start to break down by the latter half of next week allowing the heat to ease somewhat. Sunshine will also be abundant with breezy winds out of the southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. The heat index in parts of the Midwest on Saturday could reach over 110 degrees, including in the Chicago metropolitan area. Heat index values as high as 99.

An approaching cold front will try to send a few showers and thunderstorms to central Indiana Sunday night. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Timing is best between 2-7 7 p.m.as storms move west to east across the area.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms that could bring winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to start pushing through northeast IL and northwest IN during the late afternoon and continue into the night, the weather service said.

TUESDAY | Partly cloudy with pop-up storms possible.

The high Friday is now forecast to be 88 degrees.

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