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First Alert Forecast: storm coverage decreases; sizzling heat increases

Feels like temperatures near 105° return this weekend!
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:58 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT
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Our rain chances are finally on the decrease! Although scattered showers and storms are still possible through the afternoon and evening hours with that stalled front overhead, coverage will be less impressive than what we started off the work week with. High temperatures will also be trending upwards, reaching the upper 80s to near 90° this afternoon!

The upper-level low that had been stationed over the region is working its way to the west, which will give high pressure the opportunity nudge in from the south. Rain chances into the end of the work week will be more hit-or-miss in nature as a result and highs will bounce back to near 90°.

By this weekend, highs will return to normal, hitting the low-mid 90s with feels like temperatures likely exceeding 100° each afternoon! Even hotter conditions arrive into the upcoming work week as a stout ridge of high pressure builds in out of the west.

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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