While the Western U.S. and Europe are sweltering in near-record heat, our summer in the Tennessee Valley has been farily tame. The past two weeks have been near normal or just below normal, and long range forecasts suggest the next two weeks will be similar.
Our high temperatures will be in the lower 90s, which is near normal for us, Saturday through Tuesday. That's the warmest we've been in the better part of two weeks. We already see evidence of cooling beginning Wednesday of next week, however, which will mean a dip back into below-normal territory. This near-normal summer heat will come with those normal summer showers, too.
This evening is mainly dry. A stray shower or two can form over DeKalb, Jackson, and Marshall counties through about 6-7 PM, but otherwise showers are unlikely. This evening will cool slowly through the 80s and into the 70s by 8 PM.
Saturday starts with areas of fog and some comfortable upper 60s for temperatures. The sun will come out and send our temperatures up toward 90 degrees for a high. Factoring in the humidity with the warmer air, our heat index values could jump up to 95-100 degrees. A few showers can form in the heat of the afternoon, starting between noon and 2 PM. Most areas will stay dry, but the small chance for a couple of sporadic showers will hold on through 6-7 PM.