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What to know about the upcoming heat wave that's expected to make Northeast Ohio miserable for days

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 09:33:38-04

CLEVELAND — While it’s hot right now in Northeast Ohio, it’s going to get even hotter by the end of the week, giving us what looks like our first heat wave of the summer.

But before you can drag the kiddie pool and the Igloo roller out of the garage, we'll experience the leftovers of Hurricane Barry, which could bring thunderstorms, strong winds and hail through Wednesday.

Temperatures will cross over into the 90s by Thursday, and that's when things heat up. On Friday, the area will get another heated blanket of 90-degree temperatures, with the humidity sticking around for the weekend, which would be a great time to cool off in the water or the AC.

On Saturday, we (hopefully) end the heat wave with a high near 94 degrees before returning to "mild" mid-80s by Sunday.

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