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Hot and muggy weekend

Isolated storms are also possible today.
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Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 07:00:23-04

Welcome to the weekend, and welcome back to summertime heat and humidity. A big sprawling ridge of high pressure is taking over the weather story. This will keep us mostly dry. A weaker system will through a little wrench in those plans today. Unlike the previous fronts, these system looks to hold itself together as it pushes through the Ohio Valley. It won't carry a lot of rain. Only an isolated storm or two will be possible beginning early this afternoon and on into the early evening. We will quickly dry out tonight.

We'll heat up even more tomorrow as the high stands firm. High temperatures will touch the low to mid 90s tomorrow and Monday. Factoring in the higher humidity, the heat index will approach 100 degrees. The big, sprawling Bermuda high, and the heat that comes with it, won't go anywhere into the start of the new week. Eventually it start breaking down mid-week leading to a more unsettled set-up. Isolated to scattered storm chances will be around through mid-week. These storms will bring some needed rain and "cooler" temperatures.