Dare we say the ‘H’ word this weekend?

Lightning in Tipp City. (Photo/Report It)
FILE - Lightning in Tipp City. (Photo/Report It)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – We hope you like rain and plenty of it.

Heavy rains made for a challenging commute Friday morning. Flood Watches and Advisories are in effect for portions of the Miami Valley.

Unfortunately, we’re not done with the rain just yet. It should taper off mid-day, but spotty storms are a possibility Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

The other big weather story right now is the temperatures.

“There will be little relief. An upper level ridge is building across the area,” said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “You will really start to feel the heat and humidity Friday afternoon through the weekend.”

The high Friday is 88. It’ll inch up each day until a string of days in the 90s settles in Sunday through Tuesday.

So, should we use the ‘H’ word? A heatwave is defined a three or more consecutive days of extreme heat.

Taking a look at the seven day forecast, you see 90 degree highs through the middle of next week. That adds up to heatwave talk.

As always, Storm Team 2 is available anytime, anyplace online at WDTN.com. Complete access to Live Doppler 2 HD is at your fingertips.

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