First Alert Forecast: late summer heat wave continues

First Alert Forecast: late summer heat wave continues
Late summer heat wave continues across the southeast US. (Source: WLBT)

FRIDAY: High pressure centered to the north of the area will continue to offer mid-summer heat amid sunshine and a few clouds. Highs will push their way to the upper 90s by the afternoon hours after starting in the lower 70s. A few pop-up storms could bubble up again with the daytime heating, but most will remain dry.

WEEKEND PLANNER: As we head into the weekend, a weak front will slip into the area helping to kick up a few showers and storms through Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Ahead of the front, we’ll remain warm – in the middle 90s. Highs will slip into the lower to middle 90s Sunday. Overnight lows will slip into the lower 70s.

EXTENDED FORECAST: The forecast is becoming a bit clearer past the upcoming weekend as Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 is more likely to affect Florida and the East Coast. The storm will likely strengthen to become TS Humberto through the weekend. Back at home, expect more sunshine with a few hit and miss storms daily amid highs in the lower to middle 90s.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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