Dangerous heat building; still limited storms

Dangerous heat building; still limited storms

A heat index well above 100° is forecast today and tomorrow before a few storms on Wednesday night.
Heat will continue to build across the Midsouth Tuesday with a ridge of high pressure firmly in place. Heat index values in the heart of the afternoon will touch 100-105°. The aforementioned ridge of high pressure continues to keep storm chances at a minimum. That doesn't mean it won't rain at all, but coverage today will stay isolated. Tonight into Wednesday the mugginess continues with scattered clouds and lows only falling into the mid 70s. Wednesday, a cold front will slowly drift into the Midsouth with scattered showers and thunderstorms popping ahead of it. A few of these storms may pack gusty winds, heavy rain, hail and lightning. The set up doesn't scream a huge outbreak in severe weather but it certainly suggests that storms may pack an extra punch. Adding insult to injury, highs will get into the upper 90s Wednesday afternoon with a heat index closer to 110°; a heat advisory may be needed. The front will clear the area Wednesday night and Thursday; we'll keep a 30-40% rain chance for scattered storms through midday Thursday. Friday and the weekend look pleasant with highs down into the 80s and less humidity, start making your plans now!

Be safe and make it a great Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker
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