First Warning Forecast: Tracking dangerous heat for the weekend

Posted at 12:59 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 14:54:06-04

Tracking dangerous heat for the weekend….If you thought the work week was hot, brace yourself. We’re expecting even hotter weather this weekend.

As we move through our Friday, expect another hot one, courtesy of an area of high pressure offshore. High temperatures will climb into the low and mid 90s. The combination of the temperature and humidity will create heat index values between 100 and 105. Take your precautions. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. An isolated shower or storm could develop, but a lot of areas will be dry. Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies. It’s going to be warm and muggy. Low temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

Take it easy this weekend! With high pressure offshore, we will continue to feel the oppressive heat. In fact, highs will soar into the mid 90s on both Saturday and Sunday. However, we’ll have heat index values between 105 and 110. Some isolated areas could see heat index values close to 115. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. A stray pop-up shower or storm is possible, but most areas will be dry.

Next week, the high offshore will loosen its grip a bit, allowing for a slow-moving cold front to approach the area from the west. That front will increase our rain chances by midweek. High temperatures will also slip back into the low 90s to start the week. By midweek, highs will be in the upper 80s.

Have a good weekend!

Today: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers/Storms (20%). Highs in the low to mid 90s. Heat Index 100-105+. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Stray Showers/Storms (10%). Highs in the mid 90s. Heat Index 105-110+. Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

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UV Index: 10 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

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