ALERT DAY: Strong to Severe Storms Possible Today
Hot and Humid Today
Published Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7:05 AM…
Good morning… we’ll see several shots at showers and t-storms today. The first chance arrives this morning as a decaying complex of t-storms rolls through the area. The second arrives this afternoon as a disturbance tracks through the region. Yet, another round of t-storms looks likely later tonight as a cool front sags through the area. With a moist and unstable air mass in place, some of the storms this afternoon and tonight could be strong to severe. The main hazards would be damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. In addition to the severe threat, some of these storms could produce heavy, leading to localized flooding.
In between the storms, expect a hot and humid day with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Heat indices will rise well into the 90s, possibly flirting with 100 in spots.
T-storm chances continue tonight as that cool front drops through the area. The threat for severe weather will lower a bit due to the time of day, but isolated severe storms cannot be ruled out. Look for another muggy night as lows drop into the middle 60s to lower 70s.
Because of the threat for strong to severe storms, heavy rainfall and heat, we are calling today and ALERT DAY. Pay extra close attention to the weather, especially if you have outdoor plans.
We could see a few lingering showers and t-storms tomorrow. However, it will depend on how far south the front can sag. The good news is it will feel cooler and bit less humid as highs return to the upper 70s to lower 80s and dew points drop back into the lower 60s.
Looking ahead… well see a dry and pleasant Tuesday. However, the parade of disturbances will ramp up again for the middle and end of the week. The result will be the return of occasional showers and t-storms. No one day looks like a washout, but umbrella will more than likely be needed from time to time. Look for highs to hold in the lower to middle 80s for much of the next 8 days. Humidity values will fluctuate, rising as disturbances approach then dropping once they depart. Overall, a typical August pattern.
Have a great day, but remain weather aware, especially if you have outdoor plans. -WKBT Cory Malles