Beware: Heat index will top 100 today

News-DemocratJune 25, 2013 

Temperatures will be dangerously hot Tuesday afternoon as the heat index reaches 103 degrees in the metro-east.

Skies will be mostly sunny, at least during the early part of the day. After 3 p.m. there is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature Tuesday will be 95 degrees with warm southwest breezes that will gust up to 23 miles an hour.

On Wednesday, the temperature will be even hotter, 96 degrees with a heat index of 105 degrees. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms is in the forecast after 1 p.m.

While the temperature will be unpleasant, the record high mercury readings for June 25 and 26 don't appear to be in danger. The all-time high for each of those days is 102 degrees with both records set in 1954.

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