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Heat, Storms Close Out Week

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jul 23, 2010 8:45PM

Photo by Frank, Jr.

Newsflash, folks: it's freaking hot outside. As of 3:40 p.m., it was 93 degrees at Midway with a heat index of 102, one of the hottest days of 2010 thus far and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area. So you might want to rethink that post-work run and stick to the indoor comfort of the gym instead. It's the 15th day over 90 degrees this summer, the most to this point in the last five years and more 90 degree days than the summers of 2008 and 2009 combined, according to Tom "Weather Wizard" Skilling. The heat will eventually break and we could see cooler temps in the low-to-mid 80s by Sunday. But before then, we'll also have to deal with some storms. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. for the area but all we see above are fluffy white clouds and the sun, that hot, dry devil the sun. Storms could develop as the late afternoon and evening wear on and dump some rain on us here or there, either cooling us off or just turning the baking city into a sauna.