Monday, July 8 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Monday! Temperatures are starting off mainly in the low-70s on our Monday morning. We’ll warm up into the mid-90s this afternoon, with heat index values as high as 105 degrees possible. There will be a chance of isolated storms mainly in the afternoon today, but if a shower or storm forms earlier in the day, it could prevent high temperatures from reaching their full potential. There will a nice breeze with winds out of the northwest at 8-12 mph on our Monday.

Tonight we’ll see mostly clear skies with lows in the low-70s once again. Tomorrow and Wednesday will feature highs in the upper-90s, with heat index values possibly as high as 107 degrees. There will be a chance of isolated storms each day to hopefully bring a little relief to the heat. Only time will tell if the storms that develop will be able to make a dent in the high temperatures. Morning lows are expected to drop only into the mid-70s Wednesday through Saturday.

Forecast uncertainty increases a little more than usual by the end of the work week and into the weekend due to a possible tropical system developing. There is currently a disturbance over Georgia that is expected to move south and west into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center gives this system a 70% chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next 5 days. What impacts this means for us; if any, are unclear at this time. No matter what happens, significant impacts look unlikely for our area at this point in time. Right now my forecast calls for isolated storms Thursday through Saturday, with highs generally in the low-to-mid-90s. Heat index values may still exceed the 100 degree mark each day. Keep up to date with the latest forecast as this is all subject to change.