Local Forecast

High Heat into the Weekend

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - One more day and then it's the weekend Gulf Coast!

There is good and bad news heading into the weekend. 

Let's start with the good news... Rain coverage will be fairly minimal compared to earlier this week.

The bad news... It might turn into the hottest weekend of the summer!

Before we get to that, tonight's forecast keeps a slight chance of rain into the overnight, but after midnight we are mostly quiet. Lows will be in the middle 70s.

We start Friday with a slight 10% chance for rain, but by the afternoon that goes to 30%. The 30% means most won't see rain tomorrow. For most it's just going to be hot and humid.

Temperatures will climb quickly and by noon we will be in the lower 90s with heat index values near 100. Highs will range from the lower to middle 90s tomorrow. If you plan on being outside take precautions to beat the heat. Take breaks, find shade, pack hydration, and don't forget the pets!

Saturday and Sunday will follow suit with a similar 20/30% chance for showers and thunderstorms each day, but it will be warmer. Saturday will bring highs mainly in the middle 90s, but upper 90s can't be ruled out. There's also the chance a few spots hit the triple digits! That's not even the heat index. This weekend heat index values will be near 110°. Sunday will be more-so middle 90s instead of middle to upper 90s like Saturday.

By the start of the new work-week we settle back into normal summertime with highs in the lower 90s and the chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Anywhere from 30 to 50%.

In the tropics things are quiet and expected to be that way through the weekend. 

Beach forecast: Water temperatures in the middle 80s, surf at 1 ft, yellow flags likely (maybe purple in a few spots).

 


Mobile County

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Northwest Florida