First Alert Forecast: Summer-like heat to continue through first weekend of fall

First Alert Forecast: Summer-like heat to continue through first weekend of fall
Record highs could be set in many locations, not just today, but likely through next week across the southeast. (Source: WLBT)

We're heating up quickly as we wrap up the first week of Fall! Temperatures are set to reach the mid 90s again this afternoon, under mostly sunny skies. As our upper level ridge of high pressure strengthens and sets up shop over the area over the coming days, temperatures will remain 10-15° above average through the weekend and even into the middle of next week.

As temperatures go up, rain chances will stay down. We have no measurable rain in the forecast through the 7-day, which will only allow drought conditions to worsen. For this reason, Burn Bans are being put in place for several counties and all burning there should be avoided.

Slight relief from the heat is in the long-term forecast, but no below-average conditions are expected at this time! We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as possible if that’s expected to change!

Rachel's Friday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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