First Alert Forecast: storm chances return Thursday

First Alert Forecast: storm chances return Thursday
Showers, storms possible Thursday afternoon ahead of backdoor front slipping in from the west. (Source: WLBT)

After a week of near-100° high temperatures, we’ll finally see some relief starting today... Highs are only anticipated to reach the low-mid 90s this afternoon, and although that’s still well above-average for this time of year, it is certainly cooler in comparison to the past couple of days. As we are sandwiched between the remnants of Inelda to our west and a backdoor cold front to our east, scattered showers and storms will likely develop this afternoon and evening.

This front will also bring us a push of dry air as high pressure settles in to our NE through the weekend. Temperatures will fortunately struggle to get out of the upper 80s Friday afternoon, but will lift back to the 90 degree mark Saturday and Sunday. Only a stray shower or storm as anticipated in this time frame.

Our moisture picks back up as winds return out of the south by the start of next week!

Rachel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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