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      Summer sizzle returns this week

      So far the month of July has been characterized by long stretches of unseasonably, comfortable weather. We've actaully already gotten past what are typically our hottest weeks of the year, the first three weeks of July bring our highest average high temps of the year at 85 degrees. Monday and Tuesday, we briefly warm things up and finally begin to get a taste of oppresive humidity. Stay hydrated!

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      We started out the work week with a few areas mired in fog. The fog has mixed out quickly and we are into a mostly sunny, warm and increasingly humid day. Highs will climb into the mid 80's this afternoon and with dew points (the measure of moisture) climbing into the mid 60's it will feel even warmer.

      Overnight we willl be mainly clear, mild and muggy with lows in the mid 60's.

      Tuesday, we'll really crank up the discomfort level as a firm southerly flow will increase the haze, heat and humidity. Skies will be partly cloudy with highs getting into the upper 80's and lower 90's. With a very humid airmass streaming in on those southerly winds Heat Indices will get into the mid 90's Tuesday afternoon.

      Remember the rules: take frequent breaks for the sun and heat; stay hydrated; wear light colored, loose fitting clothing; keep an eye on the young, elderly and those with respritory problems.

      A game changing cold front looks like it will arrive Wednesday morning with scattered showers and t'storms possible for the morning drive.

      As the front rumbles east we will see a cooler, drier airmass roll in Wednesday afternoon. With partial clearing highs will be much cooler - in the lower 80's.

      For the end of the work week we have more comfort in store! Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs topping out in the mid 70's. More sunshine is in store to kick-off the weekend Friday with highs in the mid and upper 70's under partly cloudy skies.

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      Our next shot at some much needed rain arrive Saturday with a weak trof moving into the Great Lakes region... stay tuned.