TOLEDO, Ohio — Sunshine in the afternoon cranks up the heat index in the low 90s. Partly cloudy tonight with the low sliding into the mid-60s.
Rounds of thunderstorms are possible on Sunday with temps in the mid to high 80s.
Several First Alert Days have been issued for the middle and end of next week with highs in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.
Heat Wave Round 2 is going to hit next week. The July 2020 heat has the growing potential to be historic. Another major and possibly more extreme heat wave looks to be developing next week. This will start July 15 and could bring several days near 100° through at least July 17. Our last 100° day in Toledo was eight years ago on July 17, 2012. We may hit 100° twice by the end of next week.
Stay cool during the heat wave
With temperatures in the upper-90s and dew points approaching 70 degrees, this heatwave will pose health risks to the elderly and those with outdoor jobs.
Take frequent indoor breaks, increase water and decrease caffeine intake, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, and be sure to check in on your elderly neighbors.
Another important reminder as temperatures heat up: if it's hot outside, it's even hotter inside your car. Watch out especially for children, pets and the elderly during this time!
Here's how much water you'll need to drink to stay hydrated in this heat.
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