First Warning Forecast: A little relief from the heat on the way

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Posted at 4:35 AM, Aug 24, 2021

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

High pressure means high temperatures this time of the year.

A broad area of high-pressure is setting up shop across the area. That will mean plenty of sunshine and lots of heat and humidity. It will also mean few cooling thunderstorms.

Expect high temperatures in the lower 90s as we round out the work week with feels-like temperatures at or above 100°.

A few storms may pop up from time to time, but we are only forecasting a 20 to 25% chance.

The hot weather will stick around for the weekend. Saturday will be another day of triple digit heat index values.

But we’ll see the temperatures ease a little bit on Sunday. Our big relief drops us all the way down to a high temperature of 87°. That is still a few degrees warmer than normal.

And it looks like the heat and humidity will not break for the start of the work week next week.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Medium-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey