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A Heat Advisory is in effect for areas along and west of I-71 for Thursday afternoon.
Temperatures will climb into the 90s and with the humidity, heat indexes with run near or above 100.
Temps are staying in the low 80s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. We're right on the edge of the hot air. We'll see that air arrive Thursday. I'll also throw in an isolated late day shower or storm.
1:30 p.m. Update: Temps are near 80º. Expect highs in the mid 80s today. Skies are mostly sunny throughout the day today. If you're out and about, don't forget the sunscreen and be sure to drink water.
9:30 a.m. Update: Already breaking into the 70s this morning under a bright blue sky. By noon some areas will be pushing 80º.
Goodbye 70s, hello heat!
Morning temperatures are in the 60s under clear skies. Temperatures will quickly warm to 80 degrees by lunchtime with full sunshine. Highs today will be much warmer, near 85 degrees.
Low temperatures will also be warming over the next few days. Expect lows in the mid-60s tonight and 70s at the end of the week.
Warm air that was over the Plains earlier this week will surge into the Midwest by Thursday. Highs will jump to the 90s in Northeast Ohio.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast early Friday, as a weak front drops across the Great Lakes. This front will do little to cool temperatures for the weekend. Look for highs in the low 90s both Saturday and Sunday.
Another front arrives late Sunday, cooling temperatures to the upper 80s next week.
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