First Alert Forecast: late summer heat wave continues

First Alert Forecast: late summer heat wave continues
Heat wave continues to swelter the southeast US. (Source: WLBT)

Our upper level ridge of high pressure remains in control of our forecast today, leaving us with another afternoon in the mid 90s. Although a stray shower is possible heading into the evening commute, most of us will end up staying dry. Temperatures will be even hotter tomorrow afternoon as high temperatures top out near 100°! Eventually, we'll see the ridge break down a bit into the weekend, and highs will return to the low-mid 90s Saturday and Sunday.

Scattered showers and storms will be possible this weekend and in to next week, but coverage will be highly dependant upon where this tropical disturbance forms to our SE and the direction it takes from there. We have lowered our temperatures slightly into the start of next week and increased POPs just to account for that potential increase in moisture. Otherwise, as much can and likely will change in the coming days, be sure to stay tuned for more updates regarding any local tropical impacts through the rest of the 7-day forecast.

Rachel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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