FIRST TO ALERT: A dose of summertime heat arriving for Father's - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

FIRST TO ALERT: A dose of summertime heat arriving for Father's Day weekend

(Source: WTVM Storm Team 9) (Source: WTVM Storm Team 9)

(WTVM) - Friday brings another round of morning clouds and fog followed by breaks of sunshine into the heat of the afternoon, adding fuel to developing thunderstorms later in the day. Though rain chances still look decent this afternoon (40-50), overall coverage trends downward as we head into next week.

A ridge of high-pressure is building in over the Southeast will transition the Valley toward a hotter and relatively drier pattern. Still expect a few thunderstorms to pop-up each afternoon, though coverage tops out at 20-30%. Heat will be the big story, with feels-like temperatures well into the upper 90s, thanks to more sunshine and oppressive humidity in place.

As of right now, next weekend looks like a return to a wetter pattern, but we’ll continue to fine-tune that forecast for you over the weekend. Just know, for your Father’s Day weekend plans, can’t completely rule out a few thunderstorms bubbling up, but overall looking drier than late!

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