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Heat increases now until the weekend

Heat increases now until the weekend

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – We’re giving you FIRST WARNING as hot temperatures are on the way! Afternoon highs will climb to the high 90s to near 100s Friday through early next week. Rain chances are limited to late in the week…but as humidity levels slowly increase this weekend, chances of scattered to isolated rain and thunderstorms will increase again.

Today the sky is again mostly sunny. Maximum temperatures are 35 degrees Celsius, the north wind is around 8 km/h. Isolated showers are possible during the day. Minimum temperatures are 25 degrees Celsius and the sky is mostly cloudy.

Slightly drier air means our temperatures will rise more quickly as a high pressure system forms in the region. This will mean very hot air temperatures for the end of the week and into the coming weekend.

Check out the latest live and local weather data below, streamed on WSFA Weather Now! Please note that this stream does not contain live severe weather coverage, only data on the latest weather conditions.

In fact, it will be hot on Friday and into the weekend! Highs will rise above 35 degrees this weekend, with some places reaching almost 38 degrees. While Friday looks mostly dry, the slight increase in humidity this weekend could lead to a few isolated thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Lows will remain mild at above 21 degrees.

At the beginning of next week, humidity will increase even further and the heat will remain! Maximum temperatures will warm to over 35 degrees, with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be over 21 degrees.

Heat index readings will likely exceed 100 degrees early next week, meaning caution is advised when engaging in outdoor activities in high heat and humidity. It’s always a good reminder to remember the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Tropical Watch: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a low pressure system off the East Coast that has the potential to develop over the next week. There is currently a slim 10% chance that it will develop over the next few days. We will be monitoring this closely over the next 7 days.