FRIDAY: The heat wave will begin to crank up across the region with highs making moves into the middle and upper 90s. With the combination of high heat and humidity – expect 'feels like temperatures' to crest near or just above 110° for a few hours Friday afternoon. Outside of a few pop-up storms during the afternoon, we’ll likely stay dry. Overnight, we’ll be watching for the possibility of storms moving across the region that could have heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning.
WEEKEND PLANNER: We'll remain on alert as temperatures continue to be high on mind through the upcoming weekend. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the middle and upper 90s. Rain chance will be slim to come back through much of the weekend. By Sunday, a weak front may offer a few spots some relief, mainly north of I-20.
INTO NEXT WEEK: An upper low to the north of the region will ease a little farther south into the region through the early parts of the week. This will help to push temperatures down a little bit along with increasing rain chances through the middle and latter parts of the week. Expect highs to ease back to more seasonable numbers, in the lower 90s.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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