McCloud Mountain shows the hot and hazy conditions throughout the region early this afternoon. Current conditions (as of noon) have high's in the low to mid 80's and feel like temps in the mid to upper 80's. A line of showers and storms have also developed along the Plateau bringing heavy downpours, lightning, and gusty winds.
This afternoon and the days ahead will feature similar conditions. Showers and storms will likely develop in the afternoon hours before dissipating in the evening and overnight. This pattern looks to continue for the next several days, so keep the umbrellas handy incase you get caught in a couple of these cells.
As will be the case this afternoon, high's will top back out to around 90 degrees for your Thursday. Dew points will continue staying in the upper 60's to lower 70's, so keep your heat safety in mind. This will make temps feel closer to the mid 90's by the afternoon hours. If you are working outdoors, take frequent breaks, hydrate, and stay cool. This is also a good reminder to check the back seat before leaving your car. Ten's of heat related deaths in children occur every year, so "look before you lock".
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