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updated: 8/2/2011 11:00 AM

More heat, storms, then cooler air takes over

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Staff report

The bad news is that officials have posted a heat advisory this morning to announce it could feel like 110 degrees today.

- But, the good news is that temperatures are expected to drop significantly for a week after heavy storms move through the area later this afternoon.

Weather forecasters from the National Weather Service said today will hit about 95 degrees with a heat index of between 105 degrees and 110 degrees. Because of the high index, a heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m., officials said.

But, this afternoon, severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are expected to move in the area and continue through this evening. Then, after the rain stops late Tuesday, cooler air and lower temperatures hovering between the mid 70s and mid 80s will roll in to the area, officials said.

Those temperatures should remain for about a week, officials said.