Forecast Heat Index Over 100°F on Wednesday
Weather Update – 10:45 p.m. – Tuesday, July 14th
As forecast, temperatures peaked in the lower 90s at the warmest point of the day. In spite of how hot it was today, it will be even hotter tomorrow and possibly even hotter on Thursday. Scattered showers and stray thunderstorms may briefly cool a few spots down Wednesady. A Heat Advisory has been issued for Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, Shelby, and Fayette counties from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow when heat index values of 105°F to 110°F degrees are expected in those areas.
While not as cool as it was last night into this morning, tonight’s low temperatures should at least reach the upper 60s – right about average for mid-July. We’ll have calm winds and clear skies overnight.
Temperatures will peak in the lower to middle 90s tomorrow afternoon under partly cloudy skies with a slight chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm. Rain will cool temperatures off, otherwise the heat index is headed for the lower 100s on Wednesday. Even hotter weather is forecast on Thursday with a heat index of 105°F in the forecast for Jackson! Showers and thunderstorms are likelier on Thursday and Friday with 1-3″ of rain over then next week. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest hour-by-hour forecast and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.