Summer heat with highs 90s for most through Monday- Storms Wed and Thurs – Hot weekend
After a relatively cool summer (some areas north of the region rarely saw temps above 85) a much warmer set up has started and will persist through Monday. Highs, for most, will be in the 90 to 95 range, with somewhat cooler temps along the coast and the mountains. Heat indexes will be close to 100 for the southern regions and hitting 105 for parts of the Carolina's. Coastal induced storms are possible as well as elevation driven storms today. The Far Southwestern part of the region could see more numerous storms as leftovers from a mid western cluster of storms moves through the area. Most areas will stay dry east of the mountains.
A frontal system will introduce a better chance of showers and storms tomorrow and the threat stays somewhat possible Thursday and Friday but not as probable.
The weekend into Monday just look Hazy, Hot, and Humid with highs remaining the the low and mid 90s except the coast and the mountains where upper 80s will be prevalent.
The dog days of summer have truly arrived!
A fairly strong tropical wave is located between the Caribbean and African coasts. This is the first wave in a long while to have convection still present after leaving Africa and getting beyond the cooler waters just off the west coast of Africa. Bears some watching.
All for now!