Saturday 7/20 Forecast Discussion

There are numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms all over the Southeast this afternoon, but the majority of our viewing area is actually dry. All of these showers are being kicked off by the combination of a Low Pressure system coming out of the Northern Gulf and daytime heating. A few of us may see a shower or two before the night is over, but as the sun goes down, the showers should fizzle out. Tomorrow will be very similar to today, as we will still be under the influence of the Upper Low. It is too early to tell exactly where the showers will fire up tomorrow, but I do think there is a pretty good chance we see some pretty heavy downpours. As we move into the beginning of the workweek, our atmospheric flow shifts to coming from the Northwest, and it appears a wave of energy should move over us Monday, continuing the rain chances. As we head through the rest of the week, a ridge will develop over the Eastern part of the country and it appears that we may see our first real heatwave of the season as high temperatures look to climb into the mid 90s by mid-week. With so much heating, the atmosphere will become very unstable each day, so while we haven't included the chance for much in the way of showers or thunderstorms, we'll have to keep an eye on trends next week for possible severe weather. Tropical development is not expected within the next couple of days.

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