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FORECAST: Serious Heat Builds this Weekend

Rain chances increase by early next week

Today felt more like mid-June than Thursday, as far as the temperatures go. Highs reached the mid to upper 80s. Humidity stayed low again Friday so it made for a very comfortable end to the work week.

However... a change is coming. High pressure that was overhead earlier on Friday moved offshore and over the western Atlantic. That changed our wind direction so that air flowed into our region from the south, which will warm things up around here for the weekend. Saturday is the warmer half of the weekend as temps rise into the mid-90s during the afternoon. Moisture levels increase for Saturday, too so it'll feel like the 90s by late morning. Heat indices (aka what it feels like) peak in the mid-90s to low 100s. Make sure you plan ahead and pack lots of ice if you're heading to the beach.

Expect another hot day Sunday as we'll see temps rise to the low 90s. Thanks to the humidity, it'll feel a few degrees warmer once again (mid-90s). Both Saturday and Sunday have low-rain chances, so any plans to celebrate dad on Sunday look pretty good to be outdoors (if you can tolerate the heat).

Fun fact: Sunday is also technically the first day of summer, well if you want to call it that because the solstice occurs at 11:32 PM EDT Sunday. You might just want to make sure those plans are near the pool, beach, or in the shade! 

Tropical remnants picked up by a cold front will increase our rain chances by early next week.

TRACKING THE TROPICS:

What is a "Potential Tropical Cyclone?" It's an area of low pressure that is expected to form soon, but hasn't, although it is expected to bring tropical storm conditions in less than 48 hours. 

While the term "cyclone" may be a bit confusing, to meteorologists anything that spins counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere is a cyclone. While not expected to have significant wind, it could bring heavy rain to the already-soaked Gulf Coast.  The remnants could even bring rain to Hampton Roads on Monday and Tuesday.

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