Patrick's First Warning Forecast: The return of heat, humidity and thunderstorms

Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 04, 2021

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey's First Warning Forecast

Our little taste of fall will be coming to an end as we head through the rest of the holiday weekend and into early next week.

After morning lows in the 50s the past few days, we will see temperatures surge for the next few days.

Winds out of the southwest ahead of a weak cold front on Sunday will push our temperatures into the mid-to-upper 80s. And expect the same thing on Monday with a mixture of clouds and sunshine both days.

The rest of the holiday weekend is looking dry, but we could see a stray shower or thunderstorm pop up with that cold front on Monday. We are only giving it about a 20% chance.

Ahead of another cold front, temperatures will continue to climb on Tuesday and Wednesday. Expect high temperatures in the upper 80s with heat index values pushing into the 90s.

As that cold front moves in Wednesday afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible. And some of those may linger into early on Thursday. But the warmer weather will not be sticking around.

Expect high temperatures on Thursday in the lower 80s and highs only in the 70s on Friday.