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Summer heat builds into the weekend with no rain in sight

/ May 21, 2021 at 8:41 PM

Summer heat will make its debut this weekend as high pressure at the surface and aloft dominates the weather picture. We’ll begin to feel a little of this on Saturday, but onshore flow will help keep temperatures capped in the mid-80s given a progressive seabreeze in the afternoon. Winds turn more westerly on Sunday, which will hinder the seabreeze’s inland progress and allow temperatures across much of the metro area to reach the low 90s for the first time this year. Temperatures will run cooler at the beaches — think upper 70s on Saturday and mid-80s on Sunday. The ridge aloft will keep a strong lid on any thunderstorms that try to fire, so don’t count on any rain over the weekend heading into the next several days. We look to get even hotter heading into the work week as the blocking pattern aloft looks to hang around for several more days.