According to the National Weather Service, storm activity on Tuesday, July 25 will begin west to east in the early afternoon and continue into the evening.

“With a lot of moisture in the atmosphere and weak steering winds, any showers or thunderstorms have the potential to cause localized flooding and downpours on Tuesday,” said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dan Pydnowski.

An understanding of areas at risk of storms (green) and storms and flash floods (dark green) is shown The first image above is from

Then comes the big change, when dangerously extreme heat from the Midwest will begin to spread eastward, with the potential for a heat wave, defined as three days in a row of temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher.

On Wednesday, July 26, the high temperature will rise to around 90 degrees or slightly higher on a clear day.

Thursday, July 27, was sunny with temperatures in the 90s.

Friday, July 28 is likely to be the hottest day of the week, and the hottest day of the year, with temperatures rising into the 90s and beyond with partly clear skies. A chance of storms in the afternoon and evening could make for slightly cooler weather.

Temperatures could approach 100 degrees on Friday, the National Weather Service said in its hazardous weather outlook statement Tuesday morning.

“The heat index (a combination of temperature and humidity) has the potential to reach 105 on Friday,” the statement said.

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