As a cold front moves through the region, showers and thunderstorms will taper to just isolated showers Thursday morning. Behind the front, the rest of Thursday will feature a bit of a breeze along with times of clouds and sunshine. Even though a cold front passed though, the combination of a westerly flow and the return of some sunshine will help boost temperatures to near to just above 80 Thursday. Thursday night will become slightly more comfortable with a clearing sky along with less humidity and lows in the upper 50s to the lower 60s.
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 over the upcoming weekend. The nights will also become muggy with temperatures struggling to drop into the 60s. Monday will still be hot and humid with a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine and only a slight chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. There is a little better chance for a shower or thunderstorm in places as a dying front moves into the region on Tuesday, but it looks like we will not have much in the way of rainfall. Behind that front, temperatures will not drop much, if any for the middle of next week, but the humidity will come down for a day or two. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s with at least a mix of clouds and sunshine.