An air quality advisory is also in effect today for Butler and Warren counties because conditions are favorable for the formation of smog or ground-level ozone. This can lead to elevated air pollution levels above 101, which is “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” according to the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.
Wednesday also has an anticipated high of around 97 degrees.
There won’t be much overnight relief for the next few days when it stays muggy with lows only falling into the mid to upper 70s.
The high humidity also raised the dew point in the region. At Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the dew point hit 80 degrees Monday for the first time in 11 years and for only the seventh time recorded on that site, it was posted on social media.
Thursday will also be hot with temperatures in the mid-90s. However, there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening on Thursday.
To stay safe, people should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on family and neighbors.
Small children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, especially during hot weather, when car interiors can reach deadly temperatures in minutes.
The weekend will be sunny, but not too hot or muggy, with highs in the 70s and 80s.