Since last week our team of First Alert Meteorologists have been tracking a big warm-up! Some of the warmest weather of the year so far far arrives late this week and into the upcoming weekend.
This ridge of high pressure will first lead to head headlines in the central portions of the United States. Heat Watches and Warnings are already in place from Louisiana to North Dakota, including Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City.
Over the next few days this heat will spill into the Great Lakes, pushing our highs well into the 90's. Locally the heat Index (what it feels like) will climb over 100° in the mid-afternoon hours.
The First Alert Weather team has issued a 'First Alert Day' for Saturday. It's our way of giving you a heads up that this is a day to pay attention to. It will be one of the warmest feeling days of the year and the potential for strong storms exists. We encourage you to keep checking back with our forecasts this week to keep a close eye on the weekend developments.