For the Tennessee Valley, it's going to be the heat. Yes, there's an isolated storm chance as well for both Tuesday and Wednesday, but the the most concerning aspect of the forecast is the dangerous heat that persists across the region. Temperatures reach the mid 90s the next couple of afternoons and with humidity, it's going to feel more like triple digits. Otherwise, expect a mostly sunny sky and an isolated storm chance.
Headline number two is the area of low pressure that's currently making its way toward the Gulf Coast. Once the low enters the warm waters of the Gulf, there's a high likelihood of tropical development. In fact, the National Hurricane Center gives it an 80% chance of tropical development in the next 5 days. If it gains enough strength to become a tropical storm, it would be named Barry. Regardless of wind strength, all coastal locations from about Alabama to Texas will experience heavy rain as it tracks slowly westward. The tropical influence for the Tennessee Valley is to be determined, but we will be watching closely.
- Keeping one eye on the heat and another on the tropics
- Staying Cool For Tuesday While Keeping An Eye On Florence
- Huntsville Fire & Rescue keeping crews safe in heat
- Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs towards Gulf
- Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida
- State of emergency issued ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon landfall
- Tropical Storm Gordon Stays Away From The Tennessee Valley
- Tropical disturbance could mean increasing rain next week
- Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm
- Huntsville Utilities: Power outages "likely associated with Tropical (Depression) Barry"