Friday, July 15, 2016
ALERT: Days Of Triple-Digit Heat Predicted For Our Area Next Week
Dorchester and the surrounding area may be getting a break from summertime's heat today, but the furnace is about to be turned up again soon. Big time.
Triple-digit heat will surge into the central U.S. next week.
AccuWeather is forecasting triple digits for highs in our area from Wednesday, July 20, through Tuesday, July 26.
The actual temperature is expected to surge to 106 degrees on Wednesday in Dorchester.
"Heat will build to dangerous levels and bring the highest temperatures of the summer so far to many areas of the central United States later next week," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.
The heat wave will be dangerous and could even be life-threatening if proper precautions are not taken. Pets, the elderly, children and anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular disease are most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.