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TRACKING: Dangerous heat continues

Dangerous heat levels continue across the KWWL viewing area today with EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS posted for the entire area.

This will continue through Saturday with heat indices around 105 to 115 expected Friday afternoon.

Winds will be 10 to 15 mph today and mainly blow the hot air around.  But the change in direction around midday on Saturday indicates when the front is expected to track through the KWWL viewing area.

Actual highs will be below record levels (all in the triple digits), but we will still be a good 10 degrees above normal.

A cold front will track through Saturday bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area. A few may produce strong winds and hail, but heavy rainfall will be the main threat.  The line of storms may stay farther north, but everyone that sees a storm will have torrential rainfall due to the very humid atmosphere.

The good news is that the front will break the heat wave for us and bring lower temperatures and dewpoints…although it will still be somewhat humid at least part of Sunday before the rain tracks out of the area.

Stay tuned for updates on KWWL and KWWL.com.

Eileen Loan

Meteorologist

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