Growing up North Carolina I was impacted by severe thunderstorms, snowstorms and the occasional land-falling hurricane. One of my earliest memories is chainsaws clearing trees brought down by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 in Charlotte, NC. I was fascinated by these experiences as a kid and this interest in weather lead me to a B.S. in meteorology from North Carolina State University.
After college I went west to KRCR in far northern California. Unlike the stereotype, California does occasionally see active and severe weather. One of my most important responsibilities in my time in California was tracking fire-weather conditions throughout fire season. I was on-air for several days straight covering both the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in 2018. Over 7 fire seasons I covered dozens of devastating wildfires but the 2018 fire season will stay with me the rest of my life.
My wife and I are thrilled to be in Huntsville and we look forward to exploring the Tennessee Valley.
North winds continue to bring unseasonably dry air into the Tennessee Valley Friday. Afternoon highs warm to the mid 90s Friday and upper 90s by Saturday.
Drier air today will keep heat index values much lower than the last few days. Thursday's highs warm to the low 90s under sunny skies.
Temperatures and humidity will be lower Wednesday compared to the last few days. Expect mostly sunny skies and dry conditions this afternoon.
The heat and humidity will feel like 110 for parts of the Tennessee Valley Tuesday. Strong to severe thunderstorms possible by this evening.
Dangerous heat to start the workweek for the Tennessee Valley. Heat index values between 105 and 110 Monday and Tuesday.
Afternoon highs remain in the 80s Friday with isolated to scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 90s by early next week.
Another hot and humid afternoon Thursday. Expect more pop-up afternoon showers and thunderstorms but less coverage than Wednesday.
After Wednesday's early morning storms, more thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening. Some storms may be strong or severe.
Tuesday warms to the low 90s in the Tennessee Valley but it will feel more like the triple digits.
Monday afternoon will warm to the low 90s but combined with the humidity it will feel more like 100. A few pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible by the afternoon.