FORECAST: Storm chances shrink as heat builds this week

Temperatures heating up in Oklahoma City this week

NWS Paducah Warns of Heat Wave This Week

The greatest chance for severe weather will be west and northwest of CT later today, from PA into NY and VT.

Unless models start trending a little cooler, we'll likely have to contend with heat-related headlines by the end of the week. Temperatures will increase into the lower 90s with heat indices hot and uncomfortable in the upper 90s.

"The extreme heat can heighten the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, especially for more sensitive groups such as the elderly and young children", Elliott said. Some relief will come by the evening with temperatures bearable in the lower 80s and a gentle easterly wind around 3-6 miles per hour. Scattered thunderstorms will develop throughout the course of the day, helping keep the heat at bay.

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Skies will begin to clear overnight tonight, leaving mostly clear skies.

Thursday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 99, the weather service said. Will monitor this trend throughout the week but it makes more sense for Sunday night rain and not Saturday night.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. The coverage of storms will peak during the afternoon, and again they will wind back down in the evening. A dominant ridge of upper-level high pressure will be settling over the middle of the country, shutting off our rain chances and bringing us some of our hottest days of the year so far.

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