Happy Thursday! I hope you've had a good week, especially with the majority of students returning to the classroom. I hope this school year is the best one yet. As far as your Thursday forecast, it's looking fairly uneventful, with the exception of a few pop-up storms possible this afternoon. Coverage does not look great, but don't let a quick storm catch you off guard. Hot and muggy today with high temperatures in the lower 90s.
Storm chances are very spotty this afternoon, and any storms that do develop should fizzle out shortly after sunset. That will make way for a dry overnight with temperatures in the lower 70s. Storm chances continue Friday afternoon as well, but again, chances are spotty at best. The pattern we are currently in is your typical hit-or-miss afternoon thunderstorm. Friday night into Saturday morning remains dry as well.
You probably guessed it. Yes, afternoon storm chances continue this weekend. The only difference is storms may linger into the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday.
Any storms that develop could dump out heavy rain, but should stay below severe limits.
In summary, expect daily afternoon thunderstorm chances through the middle of next week. I'm keeping an eye on a frontal system that will approach the Tennessee Valley by the middle of next week. For now, it simply looks like an increase in storm chances.
Something we haven't talked much about this summer is the tropics. Things have been quiet. According to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, no activity is expected in the near future. Models suggest some potential development by mid-month, but we are still well over a week away from any potential development. We will continue to monitor the tropics, as peak hurricane season is right around the corner.