Hot Days Continue… Iso. PM Storms Possible… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot this afternoon, with most areas in the lower 90s. With a higher dewpoint, heat index is becoming an issue once again, with a heat index approaching 100 in many areas. As the upper air ridge continues to pump up and moisture continues to increase from the Gulf, expect dangerous heat index values by Friday and over the weekend. Meanwhile, north of this ridge, there is a moderate risk of severe weather for the rest of today and tonight. There is a significant damaging wind risk through tonight for areas near Chicago to Indianapolis to Dayton and Columbus. There is no severe risk down this way, as the upper air ridge will deflect the energy to the north of Alabama.

Temperatures will remain mild and conditions will feel muggy this evening and into tonight. Expect lows in the lower 70s, under a clear sky.

Expect highs to reach the mid to even upper 90s in spots Thursday through the weekend. Heat index will average 100 to 105 each afternoon, especially by Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I can’t rule out a heat activated shower or storm each afternoon, but most of you will miss out on the rain through Sunday.

The ridge will weaken and a weak front will slip into north Alabama on Monday and Tuesday, bringing a slightly better chance of scattered storms.

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
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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