Ready for some serious perspiration, New Jersey? The mercury will be heating up this weekend, and oppressive humidity will be creeping in, making it feel as hot as 100 to 105 degrees by Monday.
"We're finally seeing some summer-like weather coming in," said Trent Davis, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office in Mount Holly.
Although it doesn't appear the Garden State will get an official heat wave -- three straights days of 90-degree temperatures -- most areas of the region will be close enough to that mark on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. And some places will be making a run for daily record highs in the upper 90s.
The best shot of matching or breaking any daily records will be Monday, Davis said, thanks to a large dome of high pressure that's expected to expand over the New Jersey region.
Forecasters say regular air temperatures could soar as high as 95 or 96 degrees on Monday, and the oppressive humidity might push the heat index -- how hot it actually feels -- into triple digits.