RIPR News
6:34 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Early stage of potential heat wave sets in

Providence, R.I. – You can put the umbrella away for a while. We're in the early stages of what looks like a five day heat wave.

Sunny and hot with highs in the 90s and lows in the upper 60s. That's the Rhode Island forecast through Thursday.

But National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson says it will be slightly less humid than previous heat waves this summer.

"The good thing about this particular heat wave is the dew points won't be as bad as in July," Simpson says. "Dew points should stay in the 50s and 60s. So, though the temperature's in the lower 90s, it won't feel as bad as if the dew points were in the lower 70s."

Some, like Brazilian tourist Alex Paiva, welcome the return of summer.

"That's wonderful for us," Paiva says.

But Nicole Gaspar of Somerset, Massachusetts says she's had enough of hot.

"I'm not ready for it," she says. "It's driving my allergies crazy."

Cloud lovers, your weather will be back Friday, along with a little rain.