Welcome to the weekend!

For Father’s Day and Juneteenth, we’re still quiet across the area with a good deal of sunshine returning once again.

Highs climb back up into the 70s and lower 80s with winds not quite as prevalent through the day.

Even into Monday, we’ve got mild temps. Humidity levels will be slightly higher with clouds moving in during the day. We’re not talking overcast conditions — just some passing clouds through the day with highs into the mid and upper 70s in the mountains to the lower and middle 80s further east.

Starting on Tuesday, changes begin as another heat wave kicks off with highs in the mid and upper 80s, though we’ll likely still remain dry. Humidity levels will also be up across the area.

Into Wednesday, we’ll introduce a low-end chance for a few showers and thunderstorms in the region. Heat and humidity levels should be peaking as highs climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s in the mountains with mid 90s to near 100 for highs further east. Heat index values will once again likely be topping out in the low 100s — especially east of the Blue Ridge.

The heat and humidity will stick around into the end of next week, as will the chance for showers and thunderstorms each afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to drop a few degrees each day (Thursday and Friday) but will still remain above normal with highs in the mid to upper 80s in the mountains and lower to middle 90s further east.

The tropics are a bit active in the eastern Pacific with two systems to monitor. They’ll pose no threat to the United States. In the Atlantic basin, the National Hurricane Center says no tropical activity is expected in the next three to five days. Some models are hinting at a low pressure area developing late next week somewhere off of the Carolina coast. This time of year, this is the area that is at a higher risk for possibly developing into something but it’s far too early to determine whether or not that may happen. It’s something we’ll be monitoring, though.

Enjoy the Father’s Day weekend. Take dad out fishing, golfing or anything outdoors. Mid-June doesn’t get much better than this!

Wrapping up with a fun stat for you. This coming week, we’ll have one night of near record low temperatures and a day of near record high temperatures!

On Sunday night, our lows are expected to drop back into the 40s and 50s. Some locations COULD come close to record lows.

Fast-forward to Wednesday, when another round of intense heat and humidity returns where the same locations that COULD flirt with record lows on Sunday night, could come close to record highs.

Happy Father’s Day!

Gary Boyer