5-Day Forecast with Eric Elwell

Heat wave on the way, storms possible


  • Quiet and warm overnight
  • Temperatures climb into the 90s Thursday
  • Heat index likely to top 100 this weekend

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A few clouds will be around overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said, though it will be staying mild with lows in the upper 60s by morning.

The full moon visible tonight is called a “Buck Moon” because bucks start to grow their antlers in July.

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Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot and muggy. Highs expected to reach 90 and with the humidity heat index values will climb into the middle 90s. A few storms and showers may develop but best chance looks later into the night.

Friday: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Randolph County beginning Friday.

Sunshine and scattered clouds. Chance for a few storms, hot and humid. Heat index values will shoot above 100 as highs get into the middle 90s. The high heat will likely trigger heat advisories or air quality alerts as we head into the weekend.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and miserable with highs in the low to mid 90s again. With dew points up into the 70s, our heat index values or “feels like” temperatures will be over 100 again. Most will stay dry through the day. UV index very high. Take steps to protect yourself and your pets from the heat.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. Hot and humid again with highs in the middle 90s and heat index values above 100. A better chance for some storms to develop into the afternoon.

Monday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb back to near 90-degrees.


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