First Alert Forecast: daily storm chances increase

First Alert Forecast: daily storm chances increase

Showers and storms are already forming in the area as we head into the lunch hour, and coverage will only pick up from here! Expect numerous downpours and gusty storms by the afternoon and early evening hours. Although the Lower Delta could certainly see showers today, the placement of our upper level ridge will help feels-like temperatures exceed 105°, leading to the issuance of Heat Advisories in this area. The rest of us will see temperatures top out around the 90 degree mark, feeling around 100 degrees.

Moisture will continue to increase out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the area through the rest of the work week, allowing for a daily likelihood of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Add in a frontal boundary sinking south into the region this weekend and we’ll have even better chances for storms Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures in this time period (and even into the extended forecast) look to remain below average.

Rachel's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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