Tonight: Mainly clear to partly cloudy. Low temperatures in the low and mid 70s.  

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.  Make sure you take proper precautions if you will be outdoors between 10 am and 6 pm. Make sure your pets stay hydrated, too. We can’t completely rule out a stray shower, but most areas will stay completely dry. Autumn officially begins after 8 pm on Thursday!

Friday – Sunday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and mostly dry conditions until at least Sunday. Highs will be in the low and mid 90s through the weekend. A front will begin to approach the region on Sunday. A couple of showers will be possible on Sunday.  

Early Next Week: Cool front should clear the area by Monday. Showers are possible early in the day. High temperatures are expected to be back down in the 80s and low temperatures are expected to be in the 60s again.  

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Fiona is a major hurricane and it is forecast to begin its journey out to sea. The center of it should stay west of Bermuda, but Bermuda will still be impacted. Then, it is expected to accelerate toward Nova Scotia or Newfoundland as a powerful system.

Tropical Storm Gaston continues to meander in the northern Atlantic, but it will not pose a threat to the United States.

Invest 91L is a tropical disturbance that is entering the far southeastern Caribbean. It will likely become a tropical depression in the next one to three days. As it tracks across the Caribbean, it will encounter very warm water, which will act as fuel for a storm to develop and to develop quickly; however, it may have to battle some wind shear. Model guidance continues to show the potential for a hurricane to enter the southern Gulf of Mexico by the middle of next week. Beyond that, the details are as clear as mud. Until an actual system develops, models will continue to struggle. Given the fact that any potential landfall in the United States is over a week away, there are a lot of uncertainties. All in all, residents from Louisiana to Florida will need to monitor this and brush up on hurricane preparedness plans.