Tonight: Mainly clear to partly cloudy with areas of patchy fog by the morning hours. Low temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s.  

Tuesday: A ridge of high pressure will be to our west, which means we will have a northerly flow instead of a southerly. In turn, humidity shouldn’t be as high, which means heat indices should generally stay below 100 degrees. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s. Either way, it’s going to be hot and sunny. Make sure you take proper precautions if you will be outdoors between 10 am and 6 pm. Make sure your pets stay hydrated, too.  

Heat Index (Top number) versus High Temperature (Bottom number)

Wednesday & Thursday: A couple of showers are possible on Wednesday, but most areas will stay dry and hot. Temperatures will be even higher both Wednesday and Thursday. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid and upper 90s and we could potentially break a previous record from 1921 of 98 degrees. Autumn officially begins on Thursday, by the way.

Friday – Sunday: A weak front may slide through the area on Friday, which would knock temperatures only a little bit and we are not expecting rain with this front. Highs will be in the low and mid 90s through the weekend. Another front will begin to approach the region on Sunday. A couple of showers will be possible on Sunday.  

Early Next Week: The front should clear the area and bring some rain with it on Monday. High temperatures are currently forecast to be back down in the 80s and low temperatures in the 60s again.  

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Fiona brought catastrophic impacts to Puerto Rico and it is beginning to finally lift away from Hispaniola. Next, it’s forecast to move toward the Turks and Caicos and the Southeastern Bahamas before taking aim to Bermuda.

Additionally, there are two other disturbances in the Atlantic Basin. The one that we need to carefully monitor over the next 7-10 days is a wave that will enter the Caribbean in a few days. Model guidance shows the potential for it to enter the Gulf of Mexico down the road. The environment will be favorable for development – Very deep, warm, untouched water could lead to development and intensification. We have plenty of time to watch it.