Get ready to crank the A/C in the coming days, as highs are set to soar into the upper 90s, nearing 100!

Heading into the upcoming weekend, the heat dome that has impacted the Southwest and Central portions of the country will begin to shift east. As this ridge builds over the region, we will experience a surge of hot air and deep moisture into the region.

Temperatures will gradually rise well into the mid to upper 90s by next week. Some of us may even see highs near or at 100 degrees. The surge in moisture into the region will support dew point values into the 70s, making it feel very tropical.

There will be a lot of sunshine over the weekend. Temperatures will gradually warm up to the low to mid-90s by Sunday. The humidity returns Sunday afternoon and evening, which will make it feel hotter and a little more sticky. Heat index values Sunday could reach around 100 degrees.

Preview Of Next Week’s Heat:

The heat is on for next week, as highs start to climb into the upper 90s and Gulf of Mexico moisture surges back into the Tennessee Valley. Some of the hottest weather could come in the back half of the workweek with highs climbing close to 100 and feels like temperatures climbing well over 100.

There are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself and your furry friend from the extreme heat. First, make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Limit the amount of strenuous activity outdoors and seek shade when needed. In addition, you should consider limiting strenuous activities, such as exercising to the early morning or late evening when it is cooler.

Above is a look at the warmest daytime highs so far this year across the Tennessee Valley. The only city to have a high temperature reach 100 degrees was Muscle Shoals on June 30th. For Huntsville, the warmest day was on July 28th when the high temperature reached 98 degrees. Huntsville reached 100 degrees on July 5th, 2022; over a year ago.

Keep checking back with the Weather Authority for the latest information on the heat that’s on the week next week!