First Alert Forecast: steamy August days ahead

First Alert Forecast: steamy August days ahead

We're off to another hot and muggy start to the work and school week! Temperatures today will lift into the low-mid 90s but will feel like 100-105° this afternoon. That will all of course depend on whether or not scattered downpours and thunderstorms cool you off. Showers are already starting to pop up before the lunch hour and coverage will continue to increase as the day wears on, but will be more likely in our central and eastern counties. Gusty winds and heavy rain will be the biggest threats!

The proximity of an upper level ridge to our west will keep our western counties slightly drier than our central and eastern counties this week, but all in all, seasonable high temperatures in the low 90s, muggy conditions and scattered showers and storms will be the main story all week long! A cold front does look to sink south into the region by the end of the 7-day forecast, but as we’re still several days out so stay tuned for forecast updates regarding how this could impact our forecast locally.

Rachel's Monday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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