The sky will turn out to be clear tonight. It will become a little more comfortable than recent nights with lows in the 50s to near 60. Enjoy this short refreshing break as a change to a much hotter pattern is coming our way.
An area of high pressure building over the southeastern part of the nation will then set the stage for a significant heat wave building later this week into the upcoming weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature a good deal of sunshine. It will turn hot and quite humid. Temperatures will reach well into the 80s Friday and then to near to just above 90 on Saturday and then into the lower to middle 90s on Sunday. The nights will also become muggy with temperatures struggling to drop into the 60s. Monday will still be quite hot and humid with some hazy sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 90s. This is going to be longest stretch of days reaching 90 since August of 2016. Be careful in this heat and stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest time of the day. A weak front will try to get close to the region on Tuesday but will only bring the chance for a pop-up thunderstorm. We’ll still have a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine on Tuesday with highs near 90. Not much will change on Wednesday with some hazy sunshine and highs in the upper 80s to near 90. A stray thunderstorm can’t be ruled out Wednesday afternoon, but the dry pattern will continue for most of us. Another weak front will try to approach later in the week, but the warm pattern will continue.