Very Hot Above Average Temperatures in the Southeast

The Southeast has had a nice week with mostly dry conditions and seasonable temperatures in the high 70’s to the low 80’s. But these pleasant conditions wont stick around, due to a change in the jet stream allowing very hot temperatures to affect the southeast this weekend.

This is the 250mb winds that show a trough formed in the west and an associated ridge in the east. This means that in the trough cold air will plummet to the south and in the east where there is the ridge warm temperatures will be able to move north out of the tropics. This ridge will form today allowing the warm up to begin tomorrow and last until around Monday until the trough propagates eastward.

By Sunday temperatures will reach highs in the upper 90’s which is way above the average temperature for this time of the year. These hot temperatures will stick around for the weekend and through Monday before more seasonable temperatures return to the region by Tuesday.


Putting things into perspective temperatures will be nearly 20° above average for all of the south east specifically North and South Carolina and Georgia that will see the hottest temperatures during this heat wave. So its time to turn those air conditioners on because this weekend is going to be a hot one. Check back for more updates on weathers worst here at East Coast Weather Authority.

-Ben C.


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!