By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
The Summer may be winding down, but the temperature just keeps rising.
On Monday, West Point and the rest of the deep South experienced the hottest day yet this Summer, as temperatures reached 104 degrees by the middle of the afternoon and heat index ratings topped the 115-degree plateau.
In a word, it was hot. Very hot.
Monday’s soaring temps were just the latest high marks in a Summer filled with intense heat. Monday marked the fifth straight day, and 21st this Summer, that the heat index soared past 100 degrees, and no relief appears to be in sight.
Taking a glance at weather.com’s weekly forecast, temperatures are expected to flirt with the 100-degree mark for the rest of the week, with Tuesday and Wednesday both expecting highs of 101.
By the weekend, an approaching low pressure system could offer some relief, as rain chances spike to 40 percent by Friday and the high temperature on Saturday’s is expected to top out at a cool 91 degrees.