Friday, July 13 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Heat Advisory for all Newscenter 11 counties except Jones, Wayne, Choctaw, and Clarke (AL) Counties until 7pm.

Hot and humid conditions have allowed us to warm into the upper 90s for many of us prior to storms arriving. The rain has provided relief from the heat for those that have seen it while keeping humidity high. We will see rain and clouds exit after sunset with another humid night. We keep highs in the middle to upper 90s all weekend with pop-up storms. The limiting factor to how hot we will get will be when (and if) you see a storm. If you stay dry and away from rain, you'll reach the upper 90s.

High pressure is building southward today and will be centered into parts of Alabama for Saturday and then shift westward as we start next week. This will allow a couple of areas of low pressure to pass to our north and swing a cold front in our direction on Tuesday and Wednesday. This front will bring isolated to scattered storms to the area both days and drop highs closer to 90.

Unfortunately, this cold front does not look to bring any cooler or less humid air at this point as highs stay in the 90s and lows remain in the lower 70s as we end next week. Another front may try to drop into our area on Friday, so I will reintroduce rain chances on Friday after removing rain chances for Thursday as the front should keep rain confined south of it closer to the coast.