We’ve reached what looks to be the hottest day of the week and possibly the entire summer today as our Independence Day forecast is calling for near record heat and incredibly warm heat indices. Look for bright sunshine through the afternoon with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm or two and high temperatures approaching 100°. The record high in Rochester today is 98°, which seems in reach, in contrast to most of our records this month that were set in the “Dust Bowl” era and are considerably hotter. An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect through today and will remain in effect until 10:00 Friday night when a slightly cooler air mass will begin to sink into the area behind a cold front. High temperatures tomorrow and Friday will be in the low to mid 90s while readings over the weekend will drop back to more seasonable 80s.
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This post was written by tschmidt on July 4, 2012