Humidity brings increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

The high heat and humidity will stick around for the weekend, along with the threat for thunderstorms.

While storms may cool us down from time to time, our team of Storm Center 7 meteorologist say not to expect much relief from the steamy conditions until late Sunday or Monday.

A cold front will slowly push into the region over the weekend, which will lead to an increased threat for showers and storms.

"The added heat and humidity will only help fuel the storms," Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. "This could create storms capable of not only producing flash flooding, but also a threat for damaging wind gusts."

Two rounds of storms will be possible, Elwell said, with one expected early Saturday morning and another round either Saturday evening or even late at night. Both rounds of storms could create problems with heavy rain and strong winds. The storms are expected to slowly move out of the region on Sunday with humidity levels finally dropping. The relief from the heat should last into early next week.