Weather Alert: Hot Humid Wednesday With Strong Evening T’Storms

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Heat and humidity continues Thru Wednesday. We set a new record high temperature yesterday, 97 degrees….the old record was 96 set way back in 1934

We remain in a HEAT ADVISORY thru Wednesday evening. Take it easy in the heat and check on the elderly and pets. Heat Index (feel like temperatures) will once again reach 98 to 105 degrees

TWO DAYS SO FAR OF 90+ DEGREE WEATHER…..WEDNESDAY WILL BE DAY #3, WHICH WILL MAKE THIS AN OFFICIAL HEAT WAVE

While most of Wednesday will be sunny and hot, scattered thunderstorms will arrive by late day (after 5pm) and early evening

AIR QUALITY ALERT continues for Wednesday due to high ground level ozone concentrations which may reach or exceed unhealthy levels

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Wednesday rounds out our 3-day heat wave, with one last day in the 90s. Skies will be mostly sunny again but scattered strong to severe storms are possible after 5PM. Any storm could contain hail, strong winds, and heavy rain. While all areas have the chance of thunderstorms Wednesday evening, the higher risk will be across northern suburbs (Northern RI, Northeast CT, Northern Bristol County Mass and Worcester County)

We’ll see hot sunshine for most of the day, with temperatures quickly climbing through the 80s and into the 90s by late morning.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of our area in a “slight” risk for severe weather on Wednesday. An “enhanced” risk for severe weather covers far northern Rhode Island up towards Boston and out towards Worcester/Springfield.

For coastal areas the risk is still there but a bit lower as a “marginal” risk.

Keep an eye to the sky on late day/evening Wednesday for changing weather conditions as any storm could become strong to severe

BEACH AND BOATING WEDNESDAY

Stay tuned to wpri.com for the latest updates.

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