Isolated Showers/Storms This Afternoon
It’s gotten hot this afternoon! Temperatures have warmed into the lower and middle 90s around the Tennessee Valley, and high temperatures should still approach 95 degrees in spots that do not happen to get a stray shower or thunderstorm. There is just enough moisture and instability for a hand full of showers around North Alabama and Southern Tennessee through 11 PM ahead of a weak cool front. You can get an updated radar image every few minutes at WHNT.com’s Maps and Radar Page!
Some highs so far today around The Valley as of 2:30 PM
Muscle Shoals: 93
Fayetteville, TN: 92
Fort Payne: 91
The front is being driven south by a trough (the dip in the white lines) that is headed east. West of there, another ridge is intensifying and expanding, so instead of a cool-down, a blast of very hot, dry air will follow this front into the Tennessee Valley on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will soar into the upper 90s through the weekend and into Monday of next week. The full extended forecast is on WHNT.com Weather, and it includes the potential for more long-term, excessive heat next week.