Hot, Humid Days Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather is hot this afternoon, with temperatures reaching the lower 90s in many areas. Dewpoints are coming up, which is decreasing the comfort level a good bit. Expect temperatures to gradually cool into the mid 80s by 7pm, mid 70s at 10pm and lower 70s by midnight. Skies will remain mostly clear overnight.

An upper air ridge will continue to bake our local weather this week, with highs reaching the mid 90s each afternoon. A south wind underneath the upper air ridge will pump tropical moisture into the hot airmass, causing the heat index to reach 100 to 105 all week and into the weekend. With increasing moisture, I can’t rule out an isolated afternoon storm each afternoon this week, but the upper air ridge will prevent widespread rain from developing.

The ridge will begin to weaken late in the weekend, allowing for a slightly better chance of scattered, afternoon storms. Highs will drop into the lower 90s early next week, with a decent risk of scattered storms, especially during the afternoon hours.

The tropics are quiet for the moment, although, some of the long range data is hinting at development in about 10 days from now. We’ll update you if anything becomes organized.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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