• Scorching Tuesday, heat wave continues into 4th of July

    By: Kelly Healey , Brian Shields , Irene Sans


    Another scorching summer day hits Central Florida Tuesday.


    High temperatures hit the upper 90s and heat indices were at or near 106 degrees.


    “The hot gets hotter! Temperatures will be soaring the next few days. Another Central Florida heat wave is here,” Severe Weather Center meteorologist Brian Shields said.

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    Isolated storms developed, ceasing shortly after sunset. Expect low temperatures near 76 degrees.


    The extreme heat will remain through the end of the week.


    “Highs will be in the mid-90s through the end of the week. With our humidity, the heat index will climb between 105° and 110° across Central Florida," Shields said.


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    The Fourth of July will be very hot, with the heat index reaching up to 110 degrees.


    "Isolated afternoon and evening storms will be possible each day,” Shields said.


    The rain chances increase to 40% on Friday and 50% on Saturday.


    On the beach side, rip currents are moderate.


    As always, remember to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.


    Tips: Beat the heat!


    Did you know there is no official criteria for a heat wave in Central Florida?

    As a team, Severe Weather Center 9’s meteorologists came up with a criterion to call attention to the leading cause of weather-related deaths – heat.

    We will call it a heat wave when the high temperatures during a five-day period average at least 95 degrees.

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