First Alert Forecast: steamy downpours continue; heat stress likely this weekend

First Alert Forecast: steamy downpours continue; heat stress likely this weekend
Rain Chances To Subside; Heat Cranks Up (Source: WLBT)

We're not done with the showers and storms yet! Our unsettled pattern will allow for the likelihood of passing showers and storms today, so do not forget the umbrella heading out the door... Highs will only top out in the 80s today, but will start heating back up to the 90s starting tomorrow.

A ridge will be building in from the west as we get into the end of the week/start of the weekend, and although a few complexes of storms could work around the ridge and move over the area, heat and humidity will be the main story. Feels-like temperatures Saturday afternoon could exceed 110°!

For this reason, we’ve issued ALERT DAYS for the weekend as we’ll need to take the necessary heat precautions that are needed this time of year. VERY hot and humid conditions will stick with us into next week.

Rachel's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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