RIGHT NOW: Columbus broke a record this morning with a low at 63 (the old record was 65, set back in 1957). The lower humidity values are still with us today with a few clouds and no rain chances. Check out the 6 PM ET observations:
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Thursday will featuring increasing clouds and increasing humidity across the Valley with highs making it back up to the mid and upper 80s. There will be a slight chance of some showers, mainly in our Georgia counties, but most folks will remain dry. By Friday, the coverage of showers and storms will be even higher across the area - around 40% - with highs still in the mid and upper 80s.
WEEKEND & NEXT WEEK: We're still expecting the coverage of showers and thunderstorms to go up as we head into the weekend. We will go with a 50% coverage on Saturday and Sunday, with the best chances during the afternoon and evening; however, we could see rain during the nighttime or morning hours this time around as well, so don't be surprised to get wet then. The rain coverage will likely stay fairly high as we head into Monday, but as the trough in the East lifts out just a little bit by the middle of next week, the coverage of showers and storms will go down just a bit by Tuesday and Wednesday:
TROPICS: A tropical wave way out in the Atlantic has the potential to become a tropical depression in the coming days. If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be called Bertha. This looks like a candidate to curve back out to see if it holds together long enough to approach the East Coast, but we'll be watching things closely for you.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX