An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for this weekend. Read more details below.
An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND
High temperatures into the evening will be falling through the 90s and 80s. There’s the slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm, but most areas will stay dry.
There is an air quality alert through the evening (and again for Sunday).
It’s not just the temperatures, but also the humidity that will make for a dangerous heat index this weekend. Today it will likely feel like it’s between 105 and 110 degrees! In fact, Providence at 4pm had a feel like temperature of 108°!!
SATURDAY HEAT INDEX
Sunday does not look much better with the heat index once again around 105 degrees or higher.
An isolated shower or thunderstorms is possible on both days, especially late on Sunday. Overall, most areas will likely stay dry the entire weekend.
Jumping in the water at the beach will certainly provide some relief this weekend. However, it will be hot along the south coast with highs near 90 on both days.
Monday will still be warm and humid, but not as bad as this weekend. A front will bring some showers Monday and Tuesday; this will be followed by a nice and comfortable Wednesday with much lower humidity and highs in the low 80s!
HOT STATS: So what about talk of a heat wave! We only made it to 89 on Friday, so the Friday-Saturday-Sunday heat wave is no longer possible. However, a Saturday-Sunday-Monday heat wave is possible. I think 90s will be no problem on Saturday and Sunday, but we may fall just short on Monday. Right now, our forecast for Monday is in the upper 80s.
To put the approaching heat into perspective, here are some stats showing the last time we were in the upper 90s to low 100s. Even though we don’t quite have 100s in the forecast, it’s not totally out of the question.
Heading to a movie, a pool, or the beach might be a good move this weekend!
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo