9/6 – Rob Knight’s Friday Morning “HOT” Forecast

An amplified area of high-pressure out to the west centered over the 4 corners will begin to build east. The ridge will continue to build into the area eventually becoming centered over the Lower MS Valley late Saturday and then into FL and the eastern Gulf Sunday. This will help keep the heat in place along with the lack of any rain. This weekend with the area of high-pressure overhead temps could approach the upper 90s to 100 degrees inland.

As for heat and potential heat advisories: a backdoor cold front will move into the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico today and although this front doesn’t really bring anything in the way of cooler air it will help usher in some drier air in the low-levels. These lower dew-points will help tame the oppressive heat across eastern portions of the area. Heat advisories are possible this Weekend however.

Heading into next week the ridge will remain centered off to our east and this will continue the very warm conditions. Rain chances overall will remain difficult through the week as ridging aloft dominates the region. That said there is a small glimmer of hope for isolated afternoon storms Monday through Wednesday. Those days we will be under southerly flow aloft and with a very moist airmass in place a few afternoon storms may be able to pop.

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