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Hottest temperatures of summer expected the next few days

90s return with daily storm chances
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 11:58 PM EDT
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  • Dangerous heat index WED-THU
  • Isolated afternoon storm chances
  • Tropical Storm Fred develops near Puerto Rico

REST OF TONIGHT

Storms continue to fall apart into the evening with any leftovers fading toward sunset. Skies turn partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Be sure to look toward the sky between midnight and sunrise over the next few mornings as the...
Be sure to look toward the sky between midnight and sunrise over the next few mornings as the Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to peak.(WDBJ7)

WEDNESDAY

Expect another muggy start to the day with the sunrise temperatures around 70°. Since the heat and humidity will be so high we can’t rule out isolated storm chances during the afternoon/evening hours. Afternoon highs return to the low-mid 90s with feels like temperatures nearing 100°, especially across the Southside.

Feels like temperatures will climb to near 100° at times Wednesday - Thursday - Friday.
Feels like temperatures will climb to near 100° at times Wednesday - Thursday - Friday.(WDBJ7)

THURSDAY - FRIDAY

The heat and humidity will likely peak Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid/upper 90s and a heat index over 100°. We will continue to feel those extremely humid conditions.

Along with the heat, we will be watching a slow moving front to our northwest. Many models have this front moving closer by the weekend allowing for better chances and coverage of afternoon/evening storms.

THE WEEKEND

The slow-moving front will enter the region bringing a few scattered showers and storms Saturday. Ahead of it, we remain hot with highs in the low-mid 90s. By Sunday, the front passes overhead with more clouds and better shower/storm chances along with cooler temperatures reaching the mid 80s.

We turn even cooler early next week with highs in the low 80s by Monday and Tuesday. From there we wait and see what kind of influence we will see from the tropics.

TROPICAL STORM FRED DEVELOPS

Tropical Storm Fred developed just south of Puerto Rico Tuesday evening. The storm is the sixth of the Atlantic Hurricane season and is likely to remain as a tropical storm as it travels over the mountainous terrain of the Dominican Republic and Haiti before heading toward Cuba Friday. By the weekend, the tropical system will approach south Florida before likely entering the Gulf of Mexico and turning north.

Beyond the weekend, it’s pure speculation regarding any impact on our area as a result of the tropics. We could certainly stand to see some tropical rain. Several models suggest rain may impact the southeast. However, if anything makes it here. it wouldn’t likely be until mid-to-late next week.

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