First Alert Forecast: trending warmer by the weekend

First Alert Forecast: trending warmer by the weekend
Summer heat ridge will expand over the southeast through the weekend ahead. (Source: WLBT)

Our above-average conditions continue! A weak front has stalled out just north of our region and will not be able to push any farther south, so although we could still see spotty showers form in our northern counties this afternoon, no relief from our hot temperatures is anticipated. Highs will reach the low-mid 90s this afternoon. As we get into the end of the work week and start of the weekend, our ridge of high pressure aloft will only strengthen. What does this mean for our forecast? Temperatures are going up.

We’ll continue with the low-mid 90s each afternoon through the rest of the week, but mid-upper 90s move in just in time for the first weekend of fall and will extend into the start and middle of the upcoming work week. We’re forecasting highs of 96° Monday-Wednesday of next week, putting us just a degree from tying records. Although there is hope that a cold front pushes south into the area, bringing cooler temperatures with it, by the end of next week, a lot can change. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer!

Rachel's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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