Phillip's Forecast: Heat and humidity increasing Thursday; Tropics flaring up

(WITN) -- Thursday
Thursday will be mostly sunny with only a slim chance of an afternoon shower. Temperatures will rise to the low to mid 90s with the humidity making it feel like the triple digits for most areas. Winds will be light from the southeast.

Friday, Saturday
Friday will be another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s. The heat index may reach heat advisory criteria of over 105 degrees. There will be a seasonably typical 30% chance of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Scattered showers and storms will pop back up Saturday afternoon as well. Rain chance will increase to 40% Saturday as a front approaches from the northwest.

A series of disturbances off the African coast will track westward over the coming days, The topical disturbances carry a 90%, 60%, and 40% (from west to east) chance of being named in the next 5 days. The next names on the list are Harvey, Irma, and Jose.


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