Cold front moves through mid weekend which will help briefly cool things down.
Hot and humid high pressure will dominate the region through Saturday. Temperatures will top out in the 90s with heat indices near 100 degrees on Friday. There is a marginal risk (level 1 of 5) for severe weather on Friday and Saturday. Damaging wind, frequent lightning, hail and isolated flash flooding will all be possible. A cold front will approach from the north this weekend bringing us numerous showers ahead of a late weekend cool down.
Tonight: Late afternoon – mid evening isolated severe storms. There is a slight risk for severe weather this evening – damaging wind, frequent lightning and isolated flooding are the primary threats. Mostly cloudy with overnight lows in the mid 70s.
Friday: Scattered showers with isolated strong storms. Partly sunny. Highs in the low 90s
Weekend: Showers are likely this weekend as a front approaches the area. Temperatures will top out near 90 on Saturday with a cooler Sunday on tap.
– The new weekly drought monitor was released today and shows worsening drought conditions across most of the region. The Mountains and Foothills are suffering from Abnormally Dry conditions with a lot of the Piedmont now in a Moderate Drought.
Have a great evening and stay cool!Kaitlin