Hazardous weather outlook: Lehigh Valley to sizzle as heat, humidity build

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To all of the fathers, have a wonderful day tomorrow, and enjoy the weekend!

The weather service says dry and pleasant weather will prevail today, with mostly sunny skies expected.

The Kansas City metro area is in for a sweltering weekend with temperatures and heat indexes pushing toward 100 degrees. As a result, the coverage of afternoon storms will be much less - 20 percent for both Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. No rain, plenty of sunshine and higher humidity will make things very uncomfortable at sunrise and very hot by mid-afternoon!

The Chambersburg, Gettysburg, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Lewistown and Newport areas are all expected to reach a heat index level of at least 100 on Monday.

With the high tide cycle overnight, we could see some areas of minor flooding along the eastern MA coastline into the early morning hours of our Friday. One difference is that we will be tracking an isolated storm or two showing up across the Bluegrass producing some quick hitting showers.

In the coming days, the city is going to be hotter than the surrounding suburbs because of the "urban heat island effect", the weather service said on its Twitter page. The heat index tops out between 97ºF and 102ºF Saturday afternoon with a slim 10% chance of a few isolated downpours (actual thermometer-read high likely around 94ºF).

Monday: Scattered thunderstorms late.

I'll have more details on next week's rain chances, all morning on Kansas Today and again on KSN News at Noon!

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