Friday will mark the sixth day in a row we have reached 80 degrees or higher. Saturday, when we reach the upper 80s, it will be the longest stretch of 80-degree weather this entire year.
As high pressure continues to push warmer and more humid air into the region Friday, once again it's going to feel more like August or July, not early September. These temperatures are running 10 degrees above average.
Friday might be the warmest and sunniest day of the fall. While it will likely be just as warm or close Saturday, we won't see as much sunshine.
A cold front will approach the area Saturday and bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms. The timing of this front is such that some of the storms could be strong to severe. While the atmospheric conditions can support severe weather, we won't know until Saturday morning
After the front passes, cooler and drier weather moves in for the second half of the weekend and early next week. We won't see any more 80 degree weather for a while.
Friday: Sunny and very warm. Highs 85 to 90. Cooler along south facing coast.
Friday night: Clear early, then increasing clouds and mild. Lows 65 to 70.
Saturday: Very warm and humid. Showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon into the first part of the evening. Some sunshine when the showers aren't occurring. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, much cooler and drier. Highs in the mid 70s.
Monday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs around 75.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny highs in the low to mid 70s.
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