Hot weather continues through Saturday; keeping an eye on the tropics

Happy Thursday! You can pretty much guess at this point how it's going to be this morning without stepping outside. Once again, we are mild and muggy with mainly clear skies. Patchy fog will be possible in spots, but no widespread concerns are expected. High temperatures today will climb into the upper-90s, with the heat index around 102. There will be a chance of a pop-up shower or storm this afternoon and early evening, but the majority of us will remain dry. We'll see clear skies tonight with Friday morning lows once again in the low-70s.

Our Football Friday will pretty much be a carbon copy of Thursday: a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper-90s, the heat index around 100, and the chance of a pop-up showers/storms in the afternoon and early evening. Most Football Friday games will be dry, but a few spots may have a brief shower or storm at some point during the games. So bring the rain gear, but I would leave it in the car and keep an eye to the sky or on a radar. With the free WTOK Weather App, you can get radar right on your phone!

Saturday will be mostly dry with highs in the mid-90s. A pop-up storm will be possible throughout the afternoon/early evening. The heat index could still climb to 100 in spots, but those values won't be as widespread as compared to Thursday and Friday. Attention now turns to a tropical wave located near the southern Bahamas. This disturbance now has a 70% chance of development into a Tropical Depression over the next 5 days. Model guidance is beginning to shift further east of our area, meaning I have brought down rain chances and bumped up our high temperatures during the Sunday through Tuesday time frame. There is still a lot of uncertainty with how this tropical wave will develop, so the forecast for next week has been made with low confidence.