First Alert Forecast: triple digit heat this weekend; Dorian begins exits off Carolina coast

First Alert Forecast: triple digit heat this weekend; Dorian begins exits off Carolina coast

Temperatures continue to heat up! Today is looking a lot like yesterday, with lots of sunshine and highs expected to reach the mid-upper 90s. Feels-like temperatures will, of course, reach above the 100° as humidity lingers in parts of the area... Primarily our SW counties where the cold front was unable to push completely through.

As you go up higher into the atmosphere, we have a ridge of high pressure building in from the west that is taking control over our forecast. Because the ridge will be so strong, not only will we stay completely dry this weekend, but our high temperatures are forecast to hit right around that 100° mark! This will be the case Saturday through Monday, with only a spotty shower and thunderstorm chance in the forecast through the upcoming work week.

In terms of the tropics, Hurricane Dorian continues to weaken as it tracks NE along the East Coast. By Sunday night, this storm will be well NE of the country. The Atlantic is still busy, however, and the NHC is watching a couple of disturbances that have the potential of strengthening into a tropical system, and Tropical Storm Gabrielle. No issues locally are anticipated at this time.

Rachel's Friday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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