Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

The good news is there might be a thunderstorm or two on Friday and Saturday.†The bad news is the National Weather Service predicts the heat index will stay in the 100 degree range with dangerous heat potential and very high fire weather potential for the next several days.†Delaware County remains under a burn ban for another week.

According to the National Weather Service, the overall weather pattern does not appear to change significantly through the middle of next week.†That means excessive heat and elevated afternoon fire danger will continue for most of this period. The heat index will remain in the 105 to 110 degree range with overnight lows only in the lower 80ís.† Officials recommend drinking plenty of fluids and staying cool whenever possible.