The heat is ON!

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Welcome to the first day of meteorological summer, defined by the weather community as the period June-July-August.  Yesterday was officially the first 90 degree day in Memphis, though my station on Bartlett has hit it 3 times in the past 5 days, with a high of 92 yesterday!  We’re looking for another 1-2 degrees of heat over yesterday, so I would not be surprised to see a couple of gauges in the metro area approach 95.  Remember to wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, take frequent breaks if you are working outside, and drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages to remain hydrated.  And don’t forget your outdoor pets!  Make sure they have plenty of water and shade too.

It’s also a Code Orange Ozone day, so those with respiratory problems, the very young, and the very old, all need to take it easy today.  On the bright side, MATA has a new program where all buses and trolleys are only 25 cents on Code Orange days, to encourage mass transit.  Why don’t you give it a try?
The forecast calls for another hot day tomorrow before a cold front provides some relief in the form of clouds and precipitation for mid-week.  We’ll then be dry but warming again as we head into next weekend.  Stay up to date with the latest forecast at MemphisWeather.net!

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