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Several rounds of rain this week

It’s going to be a great weekend for the Tennessee Valley! If you’re going out in the late afternoon, make sure you have both sunglasses and an umbrella handy. A light disturbance crossing the region on Sunday will bring isolated showers and a chance of thunderstorms. The best chance for this activity will be in areas along and west of I-65. It will be a hot day with highs forecast to reach the upper 80s.

Over the coming week we will see several rounds of showers and storms moving through the region. With the activity of the rain, the heat and humidity will return!

Several rounds of rain this week
Several rounds of rain

Heading out for the morning commute on Monday, be sure to take that umbrella. It won’t be a washout, but any downpour or storm that develops could potentially produce heavy rain. A better chance of rain will come with a strong frontal passage on Wednesday. With the necessary environmental parameters in place, severe isolated storms will be possible during the afternoon. The exact timing of the frontal pass along with the degree of instability will determine any type of severe weather threat to the Tennessee Valley. Stay with the Weather Authority for the latest news!

With high pressures to the south and a frontal system to the north, our region is sandwiched in the middle. A strong southerly/southwesterly wind will introduce tropical air into the region. This strong wind will lead to a very saturated environment, helping to support the potential for heavy localized precipitation.

During this week, the primary threats of any developing storms will be frequent lightning strikes, heavy local rainfall, and gusty winds. If strong to severe thunderstorms can occur, small hail will be possible. Over the next seven days on average, the region could see about an inch of rain with higher isolated amounts possible.

Become hot and humid

In addition to an increase in rain activity this week, it will become warm and humid again. A strong southerly wind flow will pump deep tropical humidity into the area. Dew point values ​​are expected to increase into the upper 60s and even into the 70s. uncomfortable. In addition to very humid conditions, heat index values ​​could reach the mid-90s. Be sure to stay well hydrated if you have any outdoor plans.

Several rounds of rain this week

As far as temperatures go, it’s looking to get warm again. The average temperature during this period is 88 degrees. Every day we seem to be just around that temperature with some days hitting 90 degrees. Although it will be hot, it will not approach the records during this period.

As this week approaches, be sure to stay updated on the weather and stay with the Meteorological Authority for the latest details.


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