(WLTX) - Dangerous heat will be in place by Friday here in the Midlands.
High pressure at the surface and in the upper atmosphere will be building in from the west over the next day. Winds will become westerly by Thursday, and then the heat wave will start.
Record high temperatures for the weekend are 103, and computer models project that conditions will be right to break these marks.
The all-time record high for June is 107 set on June 27, 1954.
At present, News19 Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy is forecasting a high of 105 for Saturday and 104 for Sunday. The humidity will be increasing, and there is a chance that the heat indices could be in the range of 110 to 115. There is a 70 percent chance or greater of a heat index above 105. In the eastern Midanad,s heat indices could exceed 115.
People should complete any outdoor work before Friday. Dangerous conditions will likely exist from noon to 9 p.m. each day. Dress for the weather and drink plenty of water.