Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
This will be our fifth day in a row with blistering heat and humidity at 90 degrees or above, but relief is in sight.
A cold front from the Great Lakes region is headed to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, bringing a 70 percent chance for rain by Saturday afternoon.
Less humid air will arrive Sunday, with the daytime high temperature in the 80s for the first time in a week, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
First, though, we are going to bake one more day as the worst heat wave so far this summer keeps much of the Eastern portion of the country and Midwest in the oven.
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A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for our entire region, and an excessive heat warning also is in effect for Hamilton and Montgomery counties, which includes the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton.
It’s 76 degrees this morning at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The lunchtime forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 80s with the high topping out at 91 with a heat index of 101 by 5 p.m. (more…)