The Weather Discussion From July 5
July 5, was an active day for severe weather with well over 400 wind damage reports extending from the Southeast all the way back into the Mid-Atlantic Region. The heat was present again in many places from the Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio River valley seeing temps surpass the 100F with Heat index values near 115F. This extreme heat needs to be taken seriously as it can have huge implications from power outages to dehydration and also long exposure to the sun and heat can have health impacts on kids if not properly prepared for the time outside. The fires are slowly becoming contained and the last few days mother nature has also been providing some rain to these areas of need.