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Icky, sticky, hot and humid air puts heat indices near 95 Tuesday

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The tropical fever has arrived. The heat and humidity are here to really make things sweaty for you over the next week.

High temperatures will climb into the upper 80's to low 90's every day this week. Tuesday we'll try to touch 90, but heat indices will get near 95. Dew points Tuesday will stay in the upper 60's to low 70's which will put heat indices into those mid 90's. That is borderline dangerous and those sensitive to heat need to take regular breaks and stay hydrated.

We'll stay partly cloudy through much of the day but there may be a few isolated storms spilling into the Chippewa Valley through the afternoon and evening hours. The main threat for storms stays in western Minnesota and the Dakota's.

We have a better chance for scattered storms Wednesday as that system squeak through Wisconsin. Models have been terrible at tracking these small scale systems, so it's something we'll have to track live rather than relying on model guidance to help us determine where these storms end up.

The slight chances for storms live through Thursday morning too, but they'll be limited in capacity. Friday will be the driest, but also the hottest day of the week. We'll jump into the holiday weekend with more heat, humidity and isolated thunderstorm chances.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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