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Multiple heat records in jeopardy next week

Highs head into the 90s beginning Saturday
Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 5:57 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Most of us haven’t seen any rain over the last week, and this dry stretch is continuing for at least the next 7 days. A strong area of high pressure will continue to be anchored over us, creating mostly sunny, dry and very warm days ahead.

Temperatures will head for the upper 80s Friday, then we’ll sit on either side of 90 degrees Saturday. Everyone will be in the low and middle 90s by Sunday!

Temperatures will be hot next week!
Temperatures will be hot next week!(WSFA 12 News)

90-degree heat will continue through all of next week. Many of the upcoming afternoons will feature highs in the middle to perhaps upper 90s! That will put record highs in jeopardy.

Records could be tied or broken next week
Records could be tied or broken next week(WSFA 12 News)

The good news about the upcoming heatwave is that humidity isn’t expected to rise much. Dew points will stay in the 50s to lower 60s, so the hot temperatures won’t be paired with muggy conditions. These low dew points are usually classified as “comfortable,” but we’ll refrain from using that word when talking about 90 degree heat. Just know it could be worse.

Dew points remain comfortably low for the next week.
Dew points remain comfortably low for the next week.(WSFA 12 News)

If you’re wondering when the wind will calm down, we’re almost there. We’ve got two more breezy days ahead to round out the workweek before the wind goes calm this weekend into next week.

Sustained wind speeds both today and tomorrow will be 10-15 mph, with gusts of 15-25 mph at times. Pretty much the same conditions that we’ve had all week long so far!

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