Temperatures are warming quickly despite clouds left over from rain and storms earlier this morning. We continue our First Alert this afternoon for heat index values around 105° as well as a round of potentially strong storms. Actual highs should top out in the mid 90s.
If you’ll be working, or doing anything outside for that matter, make sure you’re staying safe by drinking plenty of water and taking breaks in the shade or A/C. If storms manage to fire up this afternoon, isolated wind damage is possible. We’re not talking about a severe weather outbreak, and storms will remain hit-or-miss in nature so some will not see them. These storms would also be capable of producing significant lightning and locally heavy downpours.
You can keep track of weather on the go with our WAFF 48 First Alert weather app. Any storms should wind down this evening and we’ll see a quiet night with lows in the mid 70s. Over the weekend it will be hot and muggy with a few isolated afternoon storms possible.
Highs should be in the mid 90s Saturday and Sunday with a heat index up to 104° and we'll continue our First Alert for excessive heat. Temperatures are still expected to drop into the upper 80s next week with a better chance of scattered showers and storms with each passing day.
-Meteorologist David Ernst