Humidity relief by the weekend
The Heat Index levels have hovered around 100 lately, but we could get some heat and humidity relief by the weekend.
(MAPS ABOVE: #1. SOME POP UP T-SHOWERS WEDNESDAY........#2. HEAT INDEX AGAIN NEAR 100 WEDNESDAY.......#3. A BETTER CHANCE FOR SCATTERED T-SHOWERS LATER THURSDAY)
Typical Summer heat and humidity has been with us for the past 7 days. This should continue through Thursday. Afternoon highs should continue to be 90+ with Heat Index values nearing 100 at times due to the soupy humidity levels. Shower chances for Wednesday should mainly be the "pop up" variety so not all areas locally could get a heat relieving shower.
A cool front from the northern Plains states should approach the Tennessee Valley by late Thursday. This could provide a better chance of afternoon and evening t-showers, but otherwise a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the lower 90s. The better, more widespread chance for showers and storms should be on Friday as the cool front slowly moves across our viewing area. The additional clouds and showers should help hold afternoon temperatures down in the 80s. Some of the storms could produce heavy downpours.
Showers could linger into very early Saturday. If the front can move on to the south, then any showers should end prior to sunrise Saturday. Any stalling by the front could allow for some showers to linger a little while longer. So, we will be watching this and keep you updated!
Drier, less humid air moves in behind the front for the remainder of the weekend. Therefore, it should become much more comfortable than it has been. Afternoon highs should remain in the mid/upper 80s. Morning lows starting Sunday should be in the 60s thanks to the dry air. Another comfortable morning Monday in the 60s as well.
So, it's hot now, but some relief is on the way!
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!