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Hot and dry weather continues through the weekend

The upper level high pressure will continue to move to the east and set up over LA/MS/AL for the next few days.  At the same time, a surface area of high pressure will remain over us too.  These highs will provide sinking air over the region and dry air aloft.  That means we will have plenty of sunshine, drier than normal conditions and hotter than normal
temperatures each day through the weekend.  There will only be a very small chance for
rain around 10% for areas along the coast.  High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 90s.  It will feel like 95-100° today and Friday.  Some added low-level Gulf Moisture moves in this weekend, and that will make it feel like 105°.  
Morning lows will be in the 70s, so it will not take much for us to heat up!  

Please take it easy if you will be working outside the next few days.  Use sunscreen, drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, make sure pets have a cool spot and plenty of water, and don't leave kids/pets in cars.

It looks like we will have a break from the heat next week.  The areas of high pressure will retrograde to the west.  This will allow a trough of low pressure to set up along the East Coast, and that will send a "back door" cold front our way - meaning a cold front that moves in from the ENE vs NW.  This will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms starting on Tuesday with highs around 90. 

Have a great day and stay cool!  -Dave


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