>> Friday, July 29, 2011
Some select highs from Thursday:
Chapel Hill: 99
Here's today's video:
Hot Friday conditions are on tap with highs in the upper 90s around the I-85 corridor and into the 102-104 range around I-95 and the Sandhills. Afternoon heat index values will exceed 105 around the Sandhills and I-95 area and likely top out in the 100-104 degree range for the rest of the Piedmont.
A cold front will drop in this weekend and give us some scattered PM storms tomorrow and a good shower and storm chance Sunday.
The front washes out by Monday, so the chance of rain and storms will fade away. The next front is then due in here by Thursday or Friday.
Tropical Storm Don will make landfall tonight near the Rio Grande, likely in far south Texas. I am still hopeful that at least some of the drought-stricken areas will get some much-needed rain from the system.
There is another tropical wave way out in the Atlantic that stands a decent chance of becoming our next classified system. It could possibly wind up near the Bahamas later next week. See the video for more.