Weekend forecast: hot, hot, hot! We have a Red Alert issued for Saturday and Sunday due to the expected heat, as well as a risk for a few strong storms late Sunday afternoon.
While we’re not talking a heat wave or anything like that, it’s the first of the season and hottest days since last August.
This afternoon is hazy, hot and humid. Temps will climb into the low to mid 90s inland with heat indices of 95 to 100 degrees. A Heat Advisory remains in effect through tomorrow for inland locations.
The coasts will stay slightly cooler in the 80s. Don’t let the water fool you, it’s still very cold with most ocean temps still in the 50s. Combine that with the rip current risk and no lifeguards, it’s best to stay out of the water.
It stays warm and muggy tonight with temps falling into the 60s and low 70s.
Sunday will be another hot one … just a couple degrees lower with highs in the low 90s. We’re fine through midday before a cold front approaches in the afternoon.
Any time after 2 or 3 p.m. or so, some showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A few could be strong to severe, with the best risk of that to the north and west.
That’ll be a classic “heat breaker” with temps back into the 70s on Monday.
Have a great weekend. Stay cool and stay safe!