First Alert Forecast: August heat, steam lead to afternoon downpours

First Alert Forecast: August heat, steam lead to afternoon downpours

Spotty showers are forming as of the lunch hour! Coverage of downpours and gusty storms will continue to increase as we head into the afternoon and early evening hours... Expect highs in the low 90s this afternoon with feels-like temperatures near 100° possible.

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will remain likely through the rest of the work/school week, and even increase in coverage into the weekend. Our upper level ridge of high pressure that allowed our western counties to stay so hot and steamy these past few days has finally broken down. This will allow a cold front to sink south into the region over the next few days. We'll also continue to see an increase in tropical moisture over the area as southerly winds pump in air from the Gulf of Mexico. High temperatures will only reach the upper 80s and low 90s through the start of next week for this reason!

We’re still a ways out from Labor Day Weekend, but so far, temperatures do have a very good chance of remaining below average through the extended forecast! Stay tuned for updates!

First Alert Forecast: steamy August heat, scattered downpours

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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