Tropical Depression One-E

The first tropical depression of the 2009 Pacific Hurricane Season has developed. Click Here for more details.

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Thursday Afternoon Weather Discussion-3:34 PM

For the fourth day in row the heat index has soared above 100-degrees, and according to the latest data the hot spell will linger into the weekend. The southeast satellite and radar composite imagery shows a big void of clouds and rain stretching from Dallas, TX to East Alabama. Thunderstorms have been impacting eastern portions of Tennessee and the state of Georgia. In fact, severe thunderstorm warnings and watches have been in place for these areas. We will remain quite steamy through the night, with lows dropping into the 70s. Tomorrow will be another hot, humid, and rain-free day, with highs rising into the middle 90s.

Our chances for rain look very slim through the weekend. A disturbance passing to our north may help initiate a stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm on Saturday. Most areas will remain dry, with a very warm west breeze. By Monday the atmosphere will grow more unstable and as temperatures warm we will have a better opportunity for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms. A northwest flow aloft will become better established by Wednesday of next week and this should allow some storms to drop in from the northwest. This won’t mean rain all day for next Wednesday however, but we will have an opportunity for a passing thunderstorm or brief downpour. We will have more details for you on our news first at four, and at five, six, and ten. Have a great evening!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist