Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 99 on Sunday, heat index of 107. At least six more days of this — highs in the mid to upper 90s; daily heat index above 100 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 99 on Sunday, heat index of 107. At least six more days of this — highs in the mid to upper 90s; daily heat index above 100 degrees.

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SUNDAY’S NUMBERS

Sunday was horrible — a high of 99 with a heat index of 107. Normal high: 90. Record high: 105 on July 19, 1913. We’ve got another week of this to deal with.

OUTLOOK

  • For today, scattered thunderstorms are expected across the area during the afternoon and evening hours. A few strong storms are possible with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning, small hail and locally heavy rainfall.
  • For Tuesday through Friday, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across the area. A few storms may be strong to severe with damaging winds, frequent lightning, hail and locally heavy rainfall.
  • Heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees can be expected over much of the area outside of the mountains through Friday.

FORECAST

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

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