Special weather statement
A period of hot weather is possible Friday through early next week.
Daytime temperatures are expected to climb into the 70’s and 80’s across much of the area Friday through the first half of next week.
The potential exists for temperatures to end up hotter than forecast, or well into the 80’s and 90’s the first half of next week.
One weather model indicated that parts of the interior could reach a scorching 100 degrees next Tuesday and Wednesday.
However, it was still too early to tell with any certainty exactly how hot it will get.
Hot weather tends to lure many to area rivers and lakes. If you are thinking about doing this, keep in mind that the water is still too cold to swim in and the rivers are running swift.
Jumping into them to escape the heat could lead to death.
Be safe and wear a life jacket on or near the water.
Those sensitive to heat spells, such as the elderly, should be prepared for the possibility of several days of hot weather and plan accordingly.
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