CLEVELAND — Sure, it's July and it gets hot, but the highest temps of the year -- combined with the humidity -- will create some dangerous heat index values over the next few days. 

In fact, the National Weather Service has triggered Excessive Heat Warnings and Watches for multiple counties, which you can read more about HERE.

We'll likely see large clusters of storms periodically develop to our north the next few days. They'll move from west to east along a boundary that sets up between our heat and the cooler air in Canada. We'll run the risk of a few of these storms passing through northern Ohio as this boundary fluctuates -- but south of these storms, we'll continue to bake. 

Outside of any passing storms, we'll likely reach into the mid and upper 90s for highs with heat indices reaching into the 105-110 range. Stay hydrated, check on the elderly, and keep your pets in mind. Pavement temps can soar well above the air temps.

Saturday features more heat with highs well into the 90s. We'll introduce a better chance of storms on Sunday as some cooler air sinks towards us -- that cold front will bring our temps back down to reality to start next week with highs in the 70s and 80s with lower humidity. Next week literally looks picture-perfect and noticeably cooler and more comfortable--and for multiple days! Hang in there!

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►EXTENDED FORECAST | 7-day outlook 

TODAY | Mostly sunny with a thunderstorm chance. Hot and humid. | Mid 90s, heat indices in the 100-110 range.

SATURDAY | Mostly sunny with t'storm chance. Continue hot and humid. | Mid 90s, heat indices in the 100-110 range.

SUNDAY | Variable clouds with scattered t'storms. Turning a bit cooler late. | Low 90s, heat indices 95-100

MONDAY | Mostly sunny and noticeably less humid. Leftover storm south. | Low 80s

TUESDAY | Sunny skies and comfortable. Continued on the cooler note. | Near 80

WEDNESDAY | Mostly sunny and continued pleasant. | Low 80s

THURSDAY | Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. | Mid 80s

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