7:00 AM | Atmospheric blow torch comes east, but not without a thunderstorm threat

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, very warm, still relatively moderate humidity, near 90 degrees for the high

Tonight

Partly cloudy, chance for a thunderstorm towards morning, upper 60’s for lows

Friday

Mostly sunny, hot, humid, chance for a thunderstorm; especially, in the morning hours, mid-to-upper 90’s

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, low 70’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, hot, chance for a thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 90’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, hot, maybe a shower or thunderstorm, mid 90’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, still pretty hot, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, low 90’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, not quite as hot, upper 80’s

Discussion

A bubble of high pressure will slide eastward from the central Plains over the next couple of days and this will cause an eastern extension of the hot and humid air mass into the Mid-Atlantic region. Temperatures will climb to 90 degrees today and then the humidity will increase noticeably on Friday. The most extreme readings expected during this weekend heat wave will be across the Tennessee Valley, Middle South and Southeast US where many records can be broken. Meanwhile, a frontal boundary will likely stall in our vicinity during this heat wave and this should result in scattered thunderstorms beginning early tomorrow.

Video

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