Temperatures are in the low 90s with heat indices pushing 100 in East Mississippi and just over 100 in West Alabama under a Heat Advisory. Thunderstorms are starting to develop in North Alabama and will start seeing development in North Mississippi as well in the next couple of hours. These storms will move southward and have the potential to become severe quickly with hail, damaging winds to 70mph, heavy rain, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. Any severe thunderstorm warnings issued this evening should be taken very seriously. Storms look to start arriving from a Louisville to Aliceville line around 5pm, into the I-20/59 corridor about 7pm, and along Highway 84 by 10pm. These storms will then exit by around midnight with clouds lingering into the early morning hours, helping to give us another warm and humid night.
Temperatures will only make it to 90 tomorrow with a northeasterly wind bringing in cooler and drier air. Dew points will drop into the 60s, indicating less humid air. Our cool down is only temporary as our highs return to the mid 90s Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures then start to level off Monday through Thursday in the lower 90s. As of now, I am keeping rain out of the forecast, but a pop-up chance of showers and storms could be possible each day next week.