Tuesday, July 10 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Afternoon storms have been with us today, but mostly confined to parts of West Alabama. Storms will continue into the evening hours before falling apart after sunset. We will be rain-free by midnight at the latest. We will see storms redevelop on Wednesday in the late morning and afternoon hours as pop-up variety storms that will fall apart after sunset. This trend will continue for at least the next week. There hints that Friday and Saturday may be hard to develop storms and that a weak front may approach on Tuesday, but I am not confident enough to drop rain chances late this week or confident enough to increase rain chances for Tuesday at this point.

Besides the afternoon storms, temperatures will hold steadily in the middle 90s with us anywhere between 94 and 96 the next week (barring an early start to storms that limits how hot we get). Heat index values will be between 100 and 105 in the afternoon (again if storms stay away late enough). Honestly, I could have just gone 94 each day and been satisfied, but that seems like a cop out. Lows are already 73 after tonight through next Tuesday.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Chris continues to remain stationary off the Carolina coast, but should start to move tonight and is close to becoming a hurricane. It will head out to sea with it's only threats to land being Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. The remnants of Beryl continue moving northwestward and could redevelop this weekend near the Bahamas before it gets sent out to sea as well. If you have travel plans to the Bahamas or east coast of Florida, you will want to monitor Beryl closely as it will at least increase rip current risks and bring some rain if it redevelops.