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Nice temperatures continue. Slight rain chances. Hotter late in the weekend though.

It is a great weather day across the Tennessee Valley! We often don't see many days both this sunny and comfortable at the same time in early August. Skies are mostly sunny, our VIPIR Radar Network is quiet as a sleeping church mouse, and temperatures as of the 11:00 am hour are only in the mid to upper 70s! It's a great day to catch lunch outside on the patio at your favorite restaurant today. And the good news is, the weather for the rest of this week... overall... looks pretty decent.

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will continue through the rest of today, with highs topping out in the low to mid 80s. We look to once again drop into the lower 60s for Wednesday morning under mostly clear skies, and a few of us could flirt with the upper 50s again. Wednesday looks mostly sunny as well, with temps again getting into the mid 80s. However, there may be an isolated stray shower or storm in the afternoon. Like we saw yesterday in Lauderdale County, just because there may only be one storm on radar in the whole area doesn't mean it can't be a heavy downpour. So, just be aware of that.

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The weather for much of the rest of the week looks quiet overall. Low pressure along the front to our south skirts off to the south and then east. We see a few wrap-around showers and storms in isolated fashion through the rest of the week, but no organized rain chances look to be ahead.

Temperatures look to stay in the 80s through at least the next few days, but as we head closer to the weekend, we do warm up. By Sunday (if not Saturday) we look to be back into the lower 90s again. This warming trend happens as the upper-level trough of low pressure that's over our area now gradually breaks down as we head toward the end of the week. That allows subtropical ridging to build back across the Southeast as we head out of the weekend and especially next week. It wouldn't shock me if we're back in the mid 90s by the early to middle part of next week. It's August in the Tennessee Valley. You just can't keep those summer temperatures away for too long.

We continue to keep our eye on minor tropical waves rolling off the West Coast of Africa. None of these are imminently trying to develop, but like our Hurricane Specialist Kory Pilet talked about in his blog post last night ( ), large scale conditions across the Atlantic basin are becoming more favorable for development with time, and it's probably not going to be much longer before we start seeing things flare up again... as we naturally expect this time of year.

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