We've been enjoying some comfortable Fall-like temperatures lately with morning lows in the 50s and highs in the 80s. Looks like the break in the heat is quickly coming to an end. By the weekend, we're expecting highs in the upper 80s with dew point temperatures back in the 60s. Yes, the sticky air is going to return. Of course, you already knew it would, right?
The Climate Prediction Center is indicating above average temperatures both in the short-term and over the next month. These warmer temperatures are not just for the Southeast, but most of the nation.
This means we will likely see the majority of days with highs in the mid to upper 80s. If you're like me, that is air conditioning weather. It may also be a while longer before anyone has to shut their swimming pools down.
You might as well plan on running the sprinklers a bit too. Rain chances will continue to remain almost non-existent through the next 5-6 days. We will see a few showers and storms next week, but the overall rain chances in this pattern will remain very low. I'm only expecting a few isolated PM storms in the forecast next week.
The bottom line: I wouldn't expect any dramatic temperature changes toward a cooler pattern until mid to late October. The drier weather will continue through at least the first half of next month.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist