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Hot Today, Scattered Storms Continue Through the Forecast

Tuesday

It’s going to be hot.

High temps will be around 94°, but the dew point will reach as high as 73°. This will push heat index values into the upper 90s and even low 100s.

We should be relatively dry throughout the day. The HRRR has most of the storms staying west and south of us.

Can’t rule out a stray storm popping up in your neighborhood, so take a quick peek at the radar if you have plans this afternoon and evening.

Wednesday

A trough to our west will increase the chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms. They’re expected to start popping up around 3 pm. There’s currently no severe weather in the forecast, but there could be some gusty winds, lightning, and heavy rain with some of the stronger storms.

It won’t be a washout, only a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected right now. Locally higher amounts can come from heavier storms.

Highs look to be in the upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Heat index values are expected to be in the lower to mid 90s.

Looking Ahead

The rest of the week is looking a lot like Wednesday: high dew points and scattered storms.

Highs will remain in the upper 80s and low 90s through the weekend. Dew points will remain in the low 70s.

According to the National Weather Service, we may be looking at a front coming through to start next week:

Somewhat of a cool down may commence by Tuesday with max temps in the grids showing mid 80s, with mid 60s dewpoints. I’ll take it!

NWS Area Forecast Discussion

Something to keep our eye on, but we will take those lower dew point values!

3 Years Old

That was the age of the latest victim left in a hot car.

They gained access on their own, which makes up 26.3% of the reported deaths from a child being left in a hot car.

This one also hits a little closer to home: it happened in Alabama. Very close to Tennessee. A death still hasn’t been reported in our state, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet.

It can happen to anyone, but you can help prevent it by double checking your backseat before getting out of the car.

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