Monday, July 15 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Monday! After a rainy day yesterday, another day of rain and storm chances are in store on our Monday. The activity today should be more on and off than compared to yesterday, but expect an additional half an inch to an inch of rain through tonight. Rainfall amounts will decrease from west to east. In other words, places closer to Jackson will see more towards 1 inch of rainfall, while places in west-Alabama will see more towards a half an inch of rain. Localized flash flooding will be possible with some of the storms, so be alert to any Flash Flood Warnings should one be issued for your area. An isolated weak and brief tornado also can’t be ruled out throughout the day. Tornado chances are pretty low, but still stay weather aware regardless.

Highs will make it into the mid-80s with a breeze of 8-12 mph today. If we’re not seeing rain, we’ll see mainly overcast skies, though some peaks of sunshine will be possible. Storms will begin to lose their intensity as the evening goes on, leaving us with just a few passing showers through the overnight time frame. Morning lows on Tuesday will be in the mid-70s. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of isolated storms for our Tuesday.

We’ve gotten some nice relief from the heat thanks to Barry, but the heat will begin cranking up again heading into the rest of the work week. Highs will be in the low-90s on Tuesday with heat index values around the century mark. Mid-90s for highs return by Wednesday and last through at least Sunday. Feels-like temperatures will climb to above 105 in spots starting on Thursday, with Sunday looking to be the hottest day as of now as heat index values look to top 107. The only thing that could provide any heat relief will be the chance of pop-up storms Tuesday through Sunday.