The official start to Summer is Friday. Click to hear KMZU’s Brian Lock talk with National Weather Service Meteorologist Matthew Dux:

Matthew Dux

“Summer will start off like a typical summer. We will be hot with temperatures running into the lower to middle nineties for the next two weeks,” Dux said. “Rain chances will be fairly low, but the humidity levels will push heat index levels to right around 100 every day. If you’re going to be outside make sure you take the necessary precautions and drink plenty of water.”

It is important people do not leave pets or children unattended in cars, because heat becomes trapped and the interior of a car can be more than 20 degrees warmer than the exterior.

“The first day of summer does fall on Friday. The temperatures on the first day of Summer will be slightly above normal,” Dux added. “Going on through the summer, our most recent climate predictions do indicate mostly near-normal or above-normal temperatures.”

Dux encourages those who work outside to take things slowly and drink plenty of water. He also added that people should expect high temperatures in the coming weeks, and should dress accordingly.