Record level heat expected Sunday with unsafe heat indices

Another day another heat advisory for parts of central Alabama. Wednesday's advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m

Another day another heat advisory for parts of central Alabama. Wednesday's advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m

An EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH remains in effect for Tolland and Windham County.

On July 4, heat will overtake a majority of the eastern US with triple-digit heat index values across the entire central USA and heat index values in the upper 90s across the East Coast. A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert has been issued for Sunday in Baltimore.

Other areas may still feel like they're at or above 100 degrees because of the heat index, which indicates what the temperature feels like.

Saturday's temps soared into the mid 90's with a decent amount of humidity.

Don't expect much in the way of relief tonight.

"Temperatures have not reached 100 F in Albany since 1953", said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tony Zartman, "but the city will flirt with that mark both Sunday and Monday".

The heat index is a combination of actual temperature and dew point, more commonly defined as what it feels like outside.

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Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who cannot stay cool.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's social media account says temperatures will be dangerously hot this weekend and advises people to stay hydrated and check on children, the elderly and pets for heat-related illness. The heat and humidity will remain Sunday, though will likely be somewhat tempered from Saturday. Slim pop up storm chance late. However, it will still be hot and humid, with highs in the middle to upper 80s along the coast, and lower to middle 90s elsewhere.

The highest heat index values are expected across Northwest Ohio today.

FRIDAY: Hot and Humid.

Forecasters say it will be warm and muggy along the ME coast, but still cooler than communities farther inland.

Severe thunderstorms that could bring winds of up to 60 miles per hour are expected to start pushing through northeast IL and northwest IN during the late afternoon and continue into the night, the weather service said. High: Low 90s, Low 80s shore.

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