Two pockets of unseasonably-hot air will reside across the country today; one section in the Deep South (surprised?) and the other region in the Northeast! In fact, high temperatures today in Boston will be hotter than in Atlanta and it will be hotter in Washington, D.C. compared to New Orleans.
High temperatures across the I-95 corridor will be matching the busy north-south oriented highway today, rising up to around 95 degrees in many cities! High temperatures will peak at 97° in Richmond and D.C. while getting to 98° in Baltimore. With the humidity factored in, it will feel as hot as 100° for several northeast cities today. Take it easy by staying shaded and hydrated today! Do you see what's happening in Buffalo and Cleveland? Cooler weather is moving in from the west and will bring relief from the heat this weekend.
This cold front will bring the opportunity for a few stronger storms, so keep that in mind for your late week plans.
Meanwhile across the Deep South, you probably don't need us to tell you this, it's still hot. Heat alerts are (once again) in effect on this Thursday, September 7 for much of Texas and Louisiana for highs surpassing 100°.
Dallas and Waco are under excessive heat warnings yet again for the potential of record high temperatures to be tied or broken later today. The high temperature in Dallas will reach 106° but feel even hotter, up to 107°. It will feel as hot as 108° today in Houston.
There appears to be a bright light shining somewhere at the end of the tunnel, however. We are watching for one of the most significant cooldowns to occur early next week across the South. Check out the 7-day forecast for Dallas:
Hang in there because while it gets hotter tomorrow, up to 108° in Dallas, high temperatures "only" reach the upper 90's Saturday, the mid 90's Sunday, the low 90's Monday, and possibly even the mid 80's through Tuesday/Wednesday. That would actually be below average with regards to the high temperature this time of the year, and honestly it would be a nice change of story topic to discuss!