Excessive Heat to Continue; Slight Chance of Rain

A slight chance of rain is predicted for Saturday afternoon and evening, as excessive heat continues to hang over the area. But the rain is unlikely to bring down temperatures, the National Weather Service said Saturday.

The Coltrane festival gets underway at Heckscher Park, from noon until 10 p.m., despite the heat.

The heat index, which combines humidity and actual temperature to produce what humans feel, topped 100 degrees at 11 a.m.

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 105. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming east around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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