A yellow warning for the afternoon hours has been extended through Sunday due to high temperatures in the interior of the island expected to reach 40 degrees.
A warm air front is affecting the area, with weather officials issuing a second yellow warning for the weekend, effective Sunday from 12 noon until 5pm, citing “extreme high temperature” expected to rise to around 40° degrees Celsius inland.
Saturday skies will be mostly clear throughout the day while increasing clouds are expected to appear over local areas in the afternoon, mainly in parts of the interior as well as in the mountains.
Local showers and storms in the mountains are also likely but chances remain low.
Maximum highs are expected to reach 40° degrees Celsius inland, around 32 in the mountains and out west, and 35 in all other coastal regions.
Evening weather is expected to be mostly clear with chances of low clouds and light fog forming locally mainly along the coast. Minimum lows will reach up to 24 degrees in the interior as well as east and south, around 23 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 18 up in the mountains.
Rain chances early next week
Afternoon clouds are in the forecast for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with chances of showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms inland and up in the mountains.
Evening weather over the next few days is expected to be mostly clear with chances of low clouds and light fog forming locally in the early morning hours mainly along the coast.
Temperature is not expected to change noticeably in the next few days, with levels in the interior and in the mountains remaining above the normal averages for this time of the year.