The City of Hamilton is setting up "cool places" where people can take a break from the heat and also offering free family, adult and senior swims, according to a media release. The heat wave could extend past Canada Day. "And then the two warmest days of this event look to be Saturday and Sunday, a high of 33 C Saturday feeling more like the mid-40s". From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view - it's all there. While no severe weather is expected, the heat that will have built up into the region could provide a boost for some storms to be on the strong side.
In Allentown, the record high temperature for July 1 is 97 degrees (a mark achieved in 1963, 1941, 1931).
There also may be a slight cool down in temperatures during the back half of next week, but overall not much relief.
For those with container gardens, like hanging baskets and balcony boxes, Hill recommends watering early in the day before the sun hits.
Sunday High 95°, Peak Heat Index 104°.
If you must be outside during the late-morning/afternoon, stay out of the sun as much as possible, seek shade and drink plenty of water.
Check out the full forecast below.
There's going to be a chance for a thunderstorm on Friday morning with a warm front lifting north. It will be windy and becoming mostly sunny as we move into the afternoon. Temperatures will reach the 90s and for some folks will near 100 degrees. Both days will feature hazy sunshine and winds will be light. The threat increases throughout the day Saturday, when the Twin Cities are expected to see a high temperature in the upper 80s.
The counties under Wednesday's heat advisory area Walker, Jefferson, Shelby, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Russell, Pike and Barbour.