Tropics become active in the Atlantic and track Hurricane Hilary in the Pacific
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Temperatures soar to the mid to high 90C over the weekend while humidity remains near tolerable, leaving the heat index only one to two degrees warmer than actual air temperature.
Next week as the high pressure ridge strengthens we will likely see the hottest reading of the year along with near record temperatures and possibly record temperatures depending on the strengthening of the high pressure. Since there are hardly any clouds, there will be no precipitation during this period.
It will remain hot and dry late next week as the ridge stays in place, but will weaken somewhat by next weekend. There could possibly be some scattered showers and storms, but for now it’s fairly light.
Tracking the tropics: Hurricane Hilary has drawn the West Coast’s attention with tropical storm warnings and Southern California alerts. The storm will cause flooding across the southwest as it advances inland.