Lack of Rain Through Weekend
The heat will be the big issue over the next few days. Daytime highs will run 5+ degrees above the norm through Saturday. Heat indices could push between 105-107 degrees in some isolated spots Thursday and Friday. A Bermuda High will also help keep rain chances at bay for several days, as well.
A weak cold front out of the west is slowly approaching the region, but looks to stay to the north of us as an upper level low develops across the Southeast. While most of the viewing area won’t see any rain through Saturday, some spotty showers are possible each especially areas closer to the front.
A secondary front looks to move through by Saturday to help keep rain chances limited, but weakness in the ridge will allow a chance for isolated showers to return to the forecast on Sunday. With ample moisture and the daytime heating, afternoon thunderstorms are real possibility.
Looking ahead, some models are attempting to push another cold front through the middle of next week. This one could bring a nice break from the heat and the humidity. Fingers are crossed this holds true.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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