Rain, dangerous heat continues through the week


Published: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

The summer weather pattern that has persisted in the region for weeks shows no sign of letting up. Daytime temperatures will hover in the low 90s, and strong isolated thunderstorms could pop up at any time.

The National Weather Service forecast for the region this week calls for high heat and humidity with the possibility of heavy downpours each day.

Heat index values of 100 to 105 are also expected every day this week, the NWS reported in its hazardous weather outlook for the area.

Rain chances are 30 percent Monday, mainly in the afternoon, according to the NWS. There will be a slight southwest wind of around 11 mph in the morning. The rain chances increase into the night, with a low of 73.

The rest of the week will mirror the pattern, with rain chances in the 20-30 percent.

By the weekend, the rain chances will rise to 50 percent in the region, while the high temperatures and heat index persist.

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