RIGHT NOW: As expected, today was a little hotter than yesterday. Check out these 6 PM ET temperatures across the Valley:
There is no rain to worry about this evening, and we should see a mostly clear sky overnight. Lows will drop back into the 60s and 70s for us across the Chattahoochee Valley.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: The big story as we head into the end of the week and weekend will continue to be the hot temperatures. Look for highs in the mid to upper 90s, but the 'feels like' temperatures - the heat indicies - will be between 100 and 105 in many spots during the peak heating of the day. We will at least start to mention the risk of a passing shower or storm during the afternoon and evening, with an increasing coverage each day - 10% Friday, 20% Saturday, and 30% Sunday. You shouldn't expect to see rain, especially on Friday and Saturday, but you shouldn't be surprised either if a pop up shower is spotted!
NEXT WEEK: A stalled out front will be a focus for diurnal - afternoon and evening - showers and storms across our area as we head into next week. With the rain coverage in the 30-40% range, we'll knock a few degrees off of the high temperatures, with numbers in the lower 90s in most spots. It wouldn't be out of the question for a few spots to stay in the 80s if they see a good coverage of rain and storms. The rain coverage may be slightly higher by next Friday and Saturday.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX