First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy August days ahead

First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy August days ahead
Hot and Steamy Week Ahead (Source: WLBT)

We wrapped up our weekend with the hottest temperatures so far this year! Jackson hit 98° yesterday afternoon, 6° above the average high of 92°. As high pressure remains in control at the surface and a ridge of high pressure holds strong aloft, we're set to see yet another hot & muggy day with only a few showers and storms this afternoon & evening. Highs will top out in the mid-upper 90s, with feels like temperatures exceeding that 100° mark yet again.

As that upper level ridge builds westward through the week, we'll become more unsettled, leading to the likelihood of showers and storms each day. Even with these scattered storms each afternoon and evening, we will still see high temperatures in the low-mid 90s through the 7-day forecast.

As far as the tropics go, we are watching a tropical wave out in the Atlantic that has a medium threat of tropical development over the next few days... This will not bring us any local impacts through the work week. Stay tuned for forecast updates as we keep an eye on how it behaves going forward!

Rachel's Monday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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