First Alert Forecast: Beautiful weekend ahead... Big warm-up by next week!

First Alert Forecast: Beautiful weekend ahead... Big warm-up by next week!
Quiet Weekend Ahead (Source: WLBT)

Although a few, hit-or-miss showers and storms are possible today, we are finally on the tail end of our unsettled pattern! A cold front will push south as we wrap up the work week and start up the weekend, which will allow for much drier conditions into the weekend. Highs today and through Saturday and Sunday will top out in the mid 80s, but expect less humidity into Sunday.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the region next week and this will allow temperatures (and dewpoints thanks to surface high pressure shifting east of us) into the middle and end of next week. Highs look to top out in the low 90s several days in a row!

We’re keeping a close eye on the Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development into the extended range, but we’re too far out for any specifics. Stay tuned for future forecast updates!

First Alert Forecast: few storms Friday; drier, seasonable weekend

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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