First Alert Forecast: heat, humidity crank up into Memorial Day weekend

Temperatures started off warm once again this morning and are lifting quickly into the afternoon hours! Anticipate highs in the low 90s this afternoon under mostly sunny-partly cloudy skies. Our ridge of high pressure is in place and will allow for dry and hot conditions all the way through our Memorial Day Weekend!

Highs will be lifting into the low-mid 90s each and every day this weekend, with feels-like temperatures well into the 90s. Be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks from the sun if you plan to be outdoors for any extended period of time.

If you have plans to travel elsewhere for the holiday, expect dry and hot conditions all across the Mid and Deep South! The best chances for showers and thunderstorms will be around the edge of our high pressure ridge... therefore, those traveling out to the Mid-west or even closer to the Great Lakes will run into periods of showers and thunderstorms throughout the next few days.

Our next chance for rain won’t arrive until the middle/end of next week, and only scattered showers and storms are expected at this time. Above-average temperatures will finish us out for the 7-day forecast!

Rachel's Friday Evening Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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