Welcome to the long weekend...the long HOT weekend. Friday marked the third time this year the temperature has hit 95 (the highest temp for 2015 so far), and we'll continue our string of sultry days right through the weekend. Saturday's weather map shows a big ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the nation:
Sunday's weather map shows a little movement of the high to the east, but not enough to change the overall tropical pattern, so mid 90's are likely again:
The heat index will creep up toward the century mark on Saturday afternoon:
And again on Sunday:
College football fans will sweat in the stands...not exactly the crisp fall day that favors a packed stadium. Here is what you can expect at the area home games Saturday:
Keep the cool drinks handy this weekend, and monitor the heat with the 14 First Alert weather app. Just text WEATHERAPP to 51414 for the free download.