First Alert Forecast: tolerable humidity & hazy sunshine mid-week

Typical, summertime heat and humidity return by the weekend!
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 4:59 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:03 PM CDT
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The lower humidity has arrived, and we woke up in the mid 60s this morning as a result! Temperatures will remain below-average through the afternoon hours, only reaching the upper 80s with feels like temperatures not too far off. Although we’ll have plenty of sunshine, smoky skies are anticipated due to wildfire smoke that has been carried in from the west.

Fortunately, another refreshing night is ahead of us as temperatures are expected to drop back into the mid 60s before rebounding back to near 90° Thursday afternoon. This all thanks to high pressure building in behind yesterday’s cold front, which is now stalled out along the Gulf Coast. By Friday, however, moisture will be moving back into the area. A few showers and storms can’t be ruled out amidst partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs will top out near 90° once again.

From Saturday through the end of the 7-day forecast, typical, summertime heat and humidity will then be back in full swing! Highs will return to the mid 90s and daily showers and storms will be possible.

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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