Monday as the fourth day at 90 or hotter -- will Tuesday be the fifth?

Hot hot heat

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - The high temperature at CVG Monday, based on preliminary data, was 90 degrees.

It was the fourth consecutive day the official high temperature was in the low 90s. The heat, for this first hot spell this summer, was compounded by the humidity. You have undoubtedly heard the almost correct statement, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” It is really the heat and the humidity that makes comfort outdoors so hard to come by during Ohio Valley summers. Our bodies can lose heat by contact with colder substances and surfaces, for example swimming pool water. Our bodies also radiate heat. But evaporation of perspiration rules the roost when it comes to processes that keep us cool. When the humidity is high evaporation slows and heat builds in our bodies. Rain cooled air from showers and additional cloud cover could interfere with the high reaching 90° today. Through Sunday we will see some rain and thunderstorm activity mostly during afternoon and early evening.

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