Warm conditions on board today as an upper level ridge builds across the region. Some of the warmest temperatures we have seen since the middle of last summer will be popping up, with heat index (feels like temperature) values running into the triple digits, particularly just away from the immediate coast. Expect highs in the mid 90s across the region.
High temperatures tomorrow will echo today's ahead of a potent cold front. Current timing has the system moving in to the region late Thursday (after dark) into the overnight hours on Friday.
With a saturated atmosphere and the potential for convective energy, we will have to guard against the ‘slight risk' for severe T-storms. Strong straight line winds appear to be the biggest threat, but we will have to monitor the possibility of hail and isolated tornados as well.