Weather Dangerously Hot This Week
Heat advisory, thunderstorm watch, air quality alert all in play Monday.
Not exactly breaking news here, but the weather forecast isn't looking good for this week.
"An extended period of dangerous hot and humid conditions is expected for the week," the National Weather Service says. Southeastern Wisconsin residents will see a brief reprieve of dangerous heat on Tuesday, but it will return Wednesday and possibly last for the week, according to the forecast.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. That means afternoon heat that will feel like — and have the effect of — temperatures up to 110 degrees.
In addition, the NWS has put a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 3 p.m. Monday and has issued an air-quality alert through at least Monday night.
The air-quality index is expected to reach an unhealthy level for people in sensitive groups, including children, elderly people, people with respiratory and cardiac problems or anyone engaged in strenuous outdoor activities.
The Oak Creek Health Department has information for residents who need a place to cool off, and other heat-related tips, that can be found here.