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Storm Team Thursday morning forecast (08/21/2014)

Posted at 4:20 AM, Aug 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-21 04:20:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - A much drier but hotter pattern is in store for the next several days.  A dominant ridge of high pressure has pushed in from the Atlantic into the open Gulf waters allowing a dry wind to turn from the northwest ushering in a very hot air mass.  Because of this set up, a heat advisory is in effect through Saturday evening with temps expected to push near 100° today and above 100° for Friday and Saturday.  Head index values, or how it will actually feel outside, may push above 110°.  Keep the water bottle handy, take plenty of breaks if you're doing outdoor chores these next couple of days, and stay in shady spots if possible.  Overnight lows will also be stifling in the upper 70s for the next several days. This late-season heat is quite dangerous especially for the elderly and young children.  Rain chances because of the dry, hot air mass stay rather limited.  However, because of how steamy it will be, we could see an isolated storm through Saturday, especially the farther south and east you are. But again, the storminess will be very limited. By Sunday, a new low pressure system develops in the mid-Atlantic which will back up into our region allowing for rain chances to go up and temps to come back down into the mid 90s.