First Alert Forecast: Tropics continue to heat up as our temperatures remain well above-average...

First Alert Forecast: Tropics continue to heat up as our temperatures remain well above-average...
Extreme heat continues Tuesday. (Source: WLBT)

High pressure remains in control which will leave us with another very hot and dry day! High temperatures will reach the upper 90s, near 100°, this afternoon, with only a stray shower/storm chance in the forecast. The best chance for any of those showers developing will be in our SW counties, who are closer to the Tropical Storm in the Gulf. Although a weak cold front will be sagging south into the end of the work week, it looks to push a little too far east of us to bring us any real relief. We’ll only notice a slightly better chance for a few showers and storms on Thursday, with highs in the low-mid 90s Thursday-Tuesday, instead of the upper 90s we’ll be dealing with today and tomorrow.

Fall starts next Monday and normal high temperatures are in the mid-upper 80s at this point of the year, but we look to remain well above-average even into the extended forecast!

As far as the tropics go, Tropical Storm Imelda has formed, but no local impacts are anticipated. Instead, heavy rain & flooding will be the main concern for Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Hurricane Humberto remains a Category 2 storm but poses no threat to the east coast & TD 10 is still out in the Atlantic. Stay tuned for continued updates!

Well... that was fast... 😅 Tropical Depression #11 is now Tropical Storm Imelda!...

Posted by Meteorologist Rachel Coulter on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
First Alert Forecast: extreme heat holds through mid-week

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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