A true signature of a heat wave is the little relief provided at night.
The heat returns for Sunday, with a high of 92.
Mayor Lovely Warren has initiated a Cool Sweep Heat Emergency operation in anticipation of forecasted temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. Temperatures near - and above - 100 degrees Fahrenheit are combining with thick humidity to present serious health hazards.
The temperature will drop only a couple of degrees along the Lake Erie shore. We had clear skies as high pressure built overhead, and it was relatively comfortable, especially compared to what we have ahead of us.
For Monday, July 2, that record of 102 degrees may also be tested.
The heat index reflects not just the actual temperature, but the effect humidity has on conditions, even in the shade. The records for both Friday and Saturday were 100° and Sunday's is 99°.
Sunday will be in the mid 90s with a heat index around 100.
The past two days have been the hottest Milwaukee has felt for a long time. And it will feel more like 101 degrees both days.
The Red Cross is urging everyone to stay safe in the intense heat by following several tips: drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol and caffeine, wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, andstay inside where it's air conditioned. Also, don't forget to check on the young, the elderly, and pets, all groups more susceptible to the excessive heat. The good news is that Thursday will be the hottest day, according to the Weather Service.
On Sunday, temperatures in parts of NY and CT, were forecast to hit up to 100 degrees but appeared to settle in the high and mid-90s by the late afternoon.
It is very easy to get dehydrated when it is so hot and humid.