Heat alerts issued for the Fourth of July

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Chance for storms and hot today in the Dayton area.

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Excessive Heat Warning in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday for Montgomery, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties. (Heat Index of 105-110 degrees)

Heat Advisory from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the entire region (Heat Index of 100-105 degrees)

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TIME LAPSE: Thunderstorm moves through Dayton. Video courtesy of Kelsey Daughterty

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Staying warm and muggy through the night
  • Dangerously hot for Fourth of July
  • Brief cool-down coming for the weekend
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DETAILED FORECAST

OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm and muggy through the night. Some patchy fog is possible as temperatures fall into the lower 70s.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Mostly dry and dangerously hot conditions are in the forecast. Excessive Heat Warnings will go into effect across the southern Miami Valley and a Heat Advisory for all beginning at noon and lasting through 7 p.m. There is only a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm late in the day. High temperatures will be in the mid-90s with a heat index topping anywhere from 95 to 105 degrees.

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THURSDAY: Skies will be partly cloudy with scattered storms developing in the afternoon. It will remain hot and muggy with highs staying in the lower 90s.

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FRIDAY: Expect a good chance for showers and storms early with clearing skies in the afternoon. Temperatures will cool and the humidity will begin to drop by late in the day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

SATURDAY: A much more comfortable weekend is in the forecast with sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s to start the weekend.

SUNDAY: Expect mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures into the middle 80s.

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