Weather! Gorgeous weekend ahead; the heat returns next week

We’ve got a great respite from the heat this weekend. Unfortunately, the heat returns next week. We may be looking at some of the hottest days we’ve seen all year by later next week.

Make sure to enjoy the weather this weekend; come Monday, Mother Nature cranks the heat dial back up to 11.

Conditions both Saturday and Sunday will be pretty similar; high pressure off the Atlantic coast will continue to influence our weather through the weekend. Partly cloudy conditions will persist throughout the weekend. The only real difference between the two days is a stronger warming trend on Sunday. Temperatures on Saturday will peak in the mid 80s, falling into the mid 60s overnight; on Sunday, we’re looking at highs in the upper 80s, approaching 90, and overnight lows in the upper 60s. Overall, a quiet, comfortable weekend weather-wise, and it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity to spend some time in the outdoors. I HIGHLY recommend it.

As for what’s coming down the road…NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has put together this helpful graphic.

An intense ridge of high pressure currently centered over western Oklahoma is going to track east through the weekend and slowly make its way across the southeast through next week. Temperatures will jump back into the 90s by Monday, and model guidance is indicating temperatures could reach near 100 by the end of the week. I’ll have the forecast for the first part of the week Monday morning.

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Dan Goff is now a two-time former Richmonder, having departed the River City yet again in favor of southwest Virginia, where he is working on degrees in geography and meteorology at Virginia Tech. Have a question about the weather or weather-related phenomena?

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