If I could describe the weather today it would be this: very hot! Check out these feel-like temperatures for 5 o' clock today. Triple digits is expected to our south for parts of Peakland and Chattanooga. Closer to home, it doesn't get much better with 96, 97 and 98 in the central valley. Make sure to keep your heat safety in mind through the day today.
We do have some better news in the days ahead. A low near the Great Lakes will extend a cold front down providing a better chance for showers tomorrow afternoon. Towards the later part of the weekend, the cold front will swing through providing a slight reprieve from the 90's with high's in the mid 80's. Not to get too excited though, upper 80's and lower 90's will return by early to mid next week.
A look at model guidance shows a stray pop up shower is possible this afternoon, otherwise the majority of us will stay dry. As a cold front works through scattered shower activity will develop Friday afternoon. With the front hanging a bit further north, models are having trouble with rainfall amounts across the area. Depending on how far this front dips down will depend on the likelihood of showers for the day. As of now, I do anticipate some shower activity to develop, especially for the northern & eastern parts, but I don't think everyone will see rainfall. A couple tenths of an inch is likely the best outcome each county can expect before sunshine returns Saturday.
Drink LOTS of water today as afternoon heat indices will top out near the triple digits. A bit of a break comes in the days ahead though with some rainfall tomorrow and cooler temps by the end of the weekend.
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