Warm, sunny and dry conditions across Georgia and Florida are resulting in an elevated fire threat this weekend.
High pressure in control of the Southeast is promoting the dry and warm weather.
The relative humidity will drop into the 20s and teens during the afternoon hours, while highs climb well into the 70s and 80s.
People who live in these areas will need to exercise extreme caution with any outdoor activities that involve sparks. Special care should be taken when grilling or building campfires, and cigarette butts should be disposed of properly.
Those operating harvesting and mowing equipment should be extremely cautious as sparks from these types of equipment can spark fires with such tinder-dry vegetation and grass.
Be careful not to park any vehicles over dry vegetation or grass.
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The midwestern United States will be in the crosshairs of potent thunderstorms into Saturday night.
Much of the eastern United States will continue to swelter with above-average temperatures into the end of the month.
Conditions will deteriorate across Hawaii this weekend as Darby delivers locally heavy rain and rough surf. But the tropical storm will provide long-term benefits.
Stifling heat has been baking the central United States but will finally ease across northern areas this weekend.
Lightning killed a teenager on Friday, the second teen lightning death in three days. With thunderstorms continuing to rattle several parts of the nation, more lives will be at risk.
The more than 100,000 people expected to attend the annual Glorious Goodwood festival next week will want to keep a brolly handy.
Montpelier, ID (1990)
75 mph winds gust; tree damage.
Seattle, WA (1991)
99 degrees, all-time record high for July.
Heat Wave: Location New Record(F): Old Record(F)/Year: Washington, D.C. 101 100/1987 Philadelphia, PA 99T 99/1978 Atlantic City, NJ 100 96/1987 Harrisburg, PA 103 98/1987 Baltimore, MD 103 98/1987 (Custom House)