The HEAT WAVE Commences!

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - By 2PM the officia temperature had reached 90° setting us up for a high temperature for the day as warm as 95° in a few places.

Through the 4th of July weekend it will be hot with high temperatures in the 90s and the heat index just a bit hotter. The heat index Monday will be in the upper 90s, then Tuesday afternoon it will be downright tropical with high humidity and a heat index around 100°. A couple modes say the heat index could be in the 102° to 105° range b Wednesday through Friday.

Weather models that forecast two weeks ahead are saying that it will be hot and at times humid with high temps each day close to 90° through the middle of July. There is a chance of a bit of relief around July 12th. We will watch a small system diving southeastward out of western Canada that could bring rain and slightly cooler conditions.

Into the middle of July look for mostly dry, hot and humid weather with the only rains being isolated to scattered pop-up showers and thunderstorms. In the majority of locations not enough to keep up with the demand your lawn and garden plants will need.

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