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First Alert Forecast: streak of triple-digit heat index days likely

Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features hot weekend weather ahead of a return to higher storm chances next week. (Source: WECT) Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast features hot weekend weather ahead of a return to higher storm chances next week. (Source: WECT)
High temperatures and humidity levels will combine to swell heat index values to the taxin triple-digits Friday afternoon. (Source: WECT) High temperatures and humidity levels will combine to swell heat index values to the taxin triple-digits Friday afternoon. (Source: WECT)
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A hot high pressure ridge remains on-schedule to deliver a heat wave into this weekend. Plan to stay rested, hydrated, and neighborly - people and pets!

FRIDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect sun and a slim 10% storm chance. Temperatures ought to crest in the sizzling lower to mid 90s with heat index values of 100-105.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: For the weekend, expect high heat and low storm chances akin to Friday. Daily cooling storm chances of 40-50% return next week!

TROPICS: New tropical storm formation is not expected in the Atlantic Basin - including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea - through the weekend.

STAY PREPARED THIS HURRICANE SEASON: Your First Alert Weather Team is offering digital resources for you and your family to stay alert and prepared. Please refer to our comprehensive Hurricane Survival Guide on your WECT Mobile Weather App or, online, by clicking HERE.

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