By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
August 19, 2014
While heat in the South during August is common, the upcoming weather pattern may deliver some of the hottest weather of this summer.
Heat building over the South Central states will reach into parts of southern Atlantic Seaboard during the last couple of weeks of August.
A zone of high pressure is forecast to build at most levels of the atmosphere, which will gradually tone down the number of showers and thunderstorms and reduce cloud cover.
Many locations from Texas and Oklahoma to Tennessee, as well as portions of Georgia and the Carolinas also have the potential to experience their longest and most consistent stretch of heat this summer.