Summer Sizzles Return - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

Lindsey Monroe

Today will be the pick of the week with lots of sunshine through the afternoon and seasonal highs in the middle 80s. It will be breezy with a west wind at 10-15 mph.

High temperatures range from the low to mid 80s through the state.

Since we're now talking about a clear sky, we have to remember to protect our skin from the sun. The UV Index is an 8 of 11 today which puts it in the very high category. Burn times are 15-25 minutes today so remember to use at least an SPF 30+ if you'll be outdoors today.

A boundary to our north could potentially prompt a stray shower or storm across the northern half of the state early Wednesday morning.

Starting tomorrow, we'll crank up the summertime heat and humidity. Highs will be in the upper 80s but it'll "feel like" the lower 90s with the heat index.

It'll be a mainly dry day with only stray pop-up storms in the later afternoon and evening.

The heat index will become an issue since this is really the first time this season we'll be dealing with oppressive conditions. It'll "feel like" 90-100° starting Wednesday lasting through early next week.

We'll settle in to a typical summertime weather pattern through early next week. Rain chances will be limited to isolated pop-up storms with the heat of the afternoon. Highs push the 90° mark Thursday through the weekend.

The severe threat remains low and there will be many more dry than wet hours.