Pleasant weather, Friday, ahead of a big warm-up
Temperatures could reach close to triple digit territory next week.
QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) -- YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST FROM CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIK MAITLAND:
In the wake of an early morning cold front the air is drying out so Thursday night should be one more comfy one before the really taxing heat and humidity arrive. Lows
with the dry air will drop to the 50s to around 60 to start a fine Friday. Sun, low humidity and low 80s will give Friday and comfortable feel. For the weekend we’ll
see a chance for scattered afternoon showers on Saturday with mid 80s, then upper 80s Sunday with partly cloudy skies. As we start next week the 90s return and we
could be getting warmer every day. With heat and humidity on the rise we’ll get highs near 100 by Wednesday and Thursday with heat indexes surely in the triple digits.
The only relief could come from the chance for occasional thunderstorms that ride the edge of the heat. These are hard to predict much more than a day out and if we get
a few rounds of these the following day’s heat could be tempered, a bit. It will be a wait and see game but if we do get any rain it could be heavy, and any storms could
become severe with all the heat energy around.
TONIGHT: CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW: 59. WIND: N/NW - 10
FRIDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH: 83°. WIND: N/NE 5-10
SATURDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED AFTERNOON T-STORMS. HIGH: 85°
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