WBRZ Weather: Hottest Temps Of 2018 So Far Coming?

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From WBRZ News 2 Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus:

What is left of Alberto will continue pulling away to the north and do little more than trigger an isolated shower or thunderstorm along the central Gulf Coast. As has been an ongoing story this May, heat will grab our attention in the coming days.  

1. Record stretch of May days in the 90s continues 2. May 2018 is the 3rd hottest on record with two days to go 3. 28/29 days this May have had above average temperatures

Posted by Meteorologist Josh Eachus, Ph.D. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: Like Tuesday, Wednesday will begin with a very muggy feel and abundant sunshine. By afternoon, clouds will bubble up as temperatures top out at 92 degrees shortly after lunchtime. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible. As elevated humidity continues, nighttime lows will only fall back to 74 degrees under mostly clear skies.

Up Next: Rain chances will slowly diminish over the next several days with very little activity left around Thursday through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to warm as this drier trend emerges. High pressure will build to the west in Texas and infiltrate east into Louisiana and Mississippi by Thursday. Warming high temperatures are expected through the mid and possibly upper 90s this weekend. In addition to this, high dew points will result in feels-like temperatures between 100-105 degrees and the National Weather Service may need to post the first heat bulletins of the season.

Some friendly reminders for your summer of fun events—sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes with the extreme U.V. Index typical of this time of year. In addition to that, the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in just as quickly. Recognize the signs and symptoms displayed in this graphic. Seek medical attention if you or somebody you know is affected. While we all enjoy a list of cool beverages, be sure water is at least a part of that list! Finally, look before you lock. DO NOT leave people or pets in an unattended car.

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