Muggy and stormy this week

The forecast for the week ahead holds the chance for showers and storms each day, along with temperatures that aren't quite as hot as days past.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 5:54 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2020 5:55 PM

Tonight, showers and storms mainly fade after sunset and lows reach the lower 70s to start Tuesday. The day begins with a mix of clouds and sun. With some daytime heating, showers and storms should start developing by lunchtime, becoming more numerous by late afternoon. Highs will be seasonably hot - near 90°.

For Wednesday and Thursday, storm coverage is on the increase. An approaching cold front and a trough that sets up near North Alabama will play a role in sparking activity in the area. While storms will still be most widespread across the second half of the day, a few showers and storm lingering into the overnight will be possible. Temperatures will top out in the mid 80s and the increase in storms and clouds puts a cap on warming.

There's no outlined risk for severe weather at this time, but persistent, heavy rain will present a flooding threat in the coming days.  In addition, any stronger storms will be packing frequent lightning, gusty wind, and potentially some small hail. 

Storms shouldn't be quite as widespread by the weekend, but it won't be completely dry, either. Something else worth mentioning: the tropics. A cluster of thunderstorms east of the Lesser Antilles will track westward in the coming days. The National Hurricane Center gives this disturbance a 70% of tropical development in the next 48 hours. In the case, it would become Tropical Depression 9. If it strengthens further, we'd have our ninth named storm of the season: Tropical Storm Isaias, pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs.

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