Heat Sticking Around Through Friday, Cold Front Coming this Weekend
Tuesday Night Forecast Update
Tuesday Night Forecast for July 27th:
Another Heat Advisory has been issued for Madison County for Tuesday Afternoon. Sunny and hot weather is expected for the rest of the work week with highs reaching the mid to upper 90s with a heat index in the mid 100s each afternoon & evening. Pop up shower chances are slim through Friday. A cold front will approach this weekend and could bring a few showers on Saturday but Sunday is our most likely day to get wet and some of the storms Sunday could be intense. We will have the latest on the heat and the incoming cold front this weekend coming up right here.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Skies will be mostly clear tonight and expect calm winds as well. Lows will fall into the low to mid 70s across the region. Rain showers are not expected but cannot 100% be ruled out either.
Sunny skies and HOT weather is expected for the middle of the week. Highs will reach the mid 90s but if you factor in the humidity, it will most likely feel over 105° at times both days. Shower chances will be below 10% but a few people might get lucky and catch a quick passing shower to cool things down some. A heat advisory is likely to be issued for most of West Tennessee. Winds will vary in direction but should come out of the northeast on Wednesday and turn back to the west on Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 70s for both nights.
The heat will continue on Friday, but the winds will shift and come more out of the northwest. Shower chances are a little higher on Friday and sit between 10-20% as of now. Mostly sunny to Partly cloudy skies are expected but the heat index will stick around over 100° with the actual high temperatures in the mid 90s and an overnight low in the mid 70s.
Chances for showers increase into the weekend with another approaching cold front. Like the previous front that came by late last weekend, it should stall out and take its time if it passes through. This will lead to increased pop up shower and weak storm chances on Saturday and more widespread rain and storms on Sunday. Highs will reach the low 90s on Saturday and upper 80s on Sunday. We could see some cooler weather into early next week if the front actually makes it through West Tennessee this go around. Morning lows this weekend will drop into the low 70s.
Not only are we now officially in tropical storm season, we are still in the middle of our severe weather season. So you need to stay weather aware to changing weather patterns and monitor the forecasts closely. We got you covered in the WBBJ 7 Storm Team Weather Center as always.