ALERT DAY FORECAST: oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday

ALERT DAY FORECAST: oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday

An Alert Day is in effect as Excessive Heat Warnings continue for the entire state through 8pm tonight! Expect feels-like temperatures from 110-118° for a prolonged period of time this afternoon, with actual temperatures near the 100 degree mark. Staying hydrated is a must if you have any plans to be outdoors today! Although spotty showers and thunderstorms could cool a few of us off, most of us will end up staying dry today.

A cold front will eventually sag south through the state Wednesday, this will drop our dewpoints for the middle of the work week and also up our storm chances. Some of the storms that push through the area tomorrow could be strong-severe, with damaging wind gusts and hail the greatest concerns. Temperatures will only reach the low-mid 90s Wednesday afternoon for this reason.

Sunshine and hot and muggy conditions return by the weekend! Stay cool if you have any outdoor activities planned!

Rachel's Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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