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Saharan dust will limit rain chances; heat index values in the triple digits

Posted at 5:54 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 00:16:20-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Staying very hot this weekend with high pressure in control and plenty of sunshine.

Along with some drier air, it will keep rain chances around 30 percent into much of next week too.

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Highs will be in the low 90s this weekend with heat index values in the triple digits.

Next week, Saharan Dust will limit rain chances. Highs in the low 90s.

Tropical Storm Henri is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in southern New England by late Sunday.

This storm could make landfall around Rhode Island or Massachusetts Sunday or Monday bringing with it storm surge, high winds, and heavy rainfall. Watches will most likely be issues sometime Friday.

Hurricane Grace will be making its second landfall across Mexico on Friday night and is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane just before making landfall.

The National Hurricane Center is highlighting a wave moving across the Eastern Atlantic for potential development as it interacts with another wave coming off the coast of Africa.