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First Alert Forecast: summery heat persists; rain chances increase this weekend

Rain Chances Gradually Increase This Weekend
Rain Chances Gradually Increase This Weekend(WLBT)
Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 1:43 PM CDT
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The summer heat will continue for this afternoon with temperatures likely to rise to the low 90′s. A few spots could reach the middle 90′s today. With moisture slowly retreating back into the area, we will likely see heat index values in the upper 90′s, so it won’t feel terribly hot today, but muggier than how we were this weekend and the start of this work and school week. We have a 20% chance for a few stray showers or storms during the afternoon and evening hours, but the vast majority of us will stay dry for our Wednesday. We’ll stay on the drier side with low chances for rain through the rest of the work week until a front will approach the area this weekend along with the added moisture, we will have better chances for scattered showers and storms this weekend heading to the next week. Temperatures will remain above average through the weekend until we could see near normal temperatures next week. We aren’t expecting a cool down anytime soon in the extended forecast. Out in the Tropics, we still have Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene. They aren’t looking to have any impacts to land in the short term since they are way out at sea. We still have one disturbance moving towards the Carolina’s but has a low chance for development. Another tropical wave is moving off the African coast and has an 80% chance for formation over the next 5 days. This will likely become our next tropical depression by late week or this weekend.

We’ll stay on the drier side with low chances for rain through the rest of the work week until a front will approach the area this weekend along with the added moisture, we will have better chances for scattered showers and storms this weekend heading to the next week. Temperatures will remain above average through the weekend until we could see near normal temperatures next week. We aren’t expecting a cool down anytime soon in the extended forecast. Out in the Tropics, we still have Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene. They aren’t looking to have any impacts to land in the short term since they are way out at sea. We still have one disturbance moving towards the Carolina’s but has a low chance for development. Another tropical wave is moving off the African coast and has an 80% chance for formation over the next 5 days. This will likely become our next tropical depression by late week or this weekend.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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