Record heat todayJune 28th, 2012 at 6:04 am by Tara Hastings under Weather
While I was forecasting last weekend I saw the heat building this week and I knew Thursday would be the hottest day of the week. Now we’re here to Thursday and the reality is this is going to be a dangerous day.
There is a excessive heat warning in effect for Montgomery county and a heat advisory in effect for the entire Miami Valley until Friday 8pm.
Heat index values or the feels like temperature will be into the triple digits. This will start soon after lunchtime.
There are several cooling centers open across the Miami Valley. Click here for a map of the centers.
Today’s high will be in the low 100′s. This is very close to Dayton’s record for the day. The last time we saw triple digit highs was back in August of 1988.
Not only will we be in the triple digits but most of the United States will be feeling the heat. Take a look at some of these highs across the US.
As you can imagine we have burn bans and air pollution advisories in effect. So if you have small children or maybe know those who have breathing problems make you check on them.
The heat isn’t going to let up anytime soon. Temperatures will stay in the 90′s for the weekend. Make sure you take extra precautions and stay safe!