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Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day

Highs are expected to reach into the mid to upper 90s, with dew points near 70, making for an oppressive heat to kick off the work week.

Highs today are expected to climb into the lower 90s, with heat indices in the 94-98 degree range. Highs: Mid-to-upper 90s.

And it's not just North Carolina facing a scorcher all this week.

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The weather service said relief is in the Omaha-area forecast starting early next week.

Hartford County is now in a heat advisory alert as there is an expectation for high humidity and high temps. Highs in the mid 80s to around 90. Heatstroke can be fatal, according to the weather service.

Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms will develop again Sunday from Colorado to northern MI.

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With a steamy, stormy Father's Day looming, the National Weather Service is keeping in place an excessive heat warning through Sunday evening.

That means children, seniors and people with respiratory issues could have trouble and should limit their exertion outside. With the low risk of severe weather we will be able to enjoy some beneficial rain without worry. Stay cool as possible as you celebrate Dad.

" Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing". Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Skies will remain mostly sunny throughout the day, much like yesterday, and we will also keep around the heat.

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