RIGHT NOW: We're keeping our eye on the radar this evening - over the last couple of hours, the coverage of showers and thunderstorms has increased a bit. Here's a radar check around 7:15 PM ET:
Temperatures are still in the 80s in most spots as of 7 PM ET, but things are cooling down where rain is settling in:
Tonight, the coverage of showers and storms should drop down quite a bit by 10 or 11 PM, with most spots dry through the overnight hours. Lows will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
TUESDAY: Tuesday will be a transition day for us, but we should still deal with warm and humid conditions (highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s) with a coverage of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. I'm going with a 30% coverage tomorrow.
FINISHING THE WEEK: Another cold front will finally push through the Valley and move all the way down to the Gulf Coast by the middle of the week - this will finally bring some of the cooler and drier weather we've been talking about to the north down in our direction. Here's a look at the southeast temperature map right now showing those cooler temperatures north of here:
Highs should drop back in the low to mid 80s with lows in the 60s - I'll keep rain chances out of the forecast on Wednesday and Thursday, with only a very small chance of a passing shower on Friday. Skies will be mostly sunny, so enjoy the fall preview before the first official day of fall next week!
WEEKEND PREVIEW: We'll maintain our nice forecast for Saturday and Sunday - skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the low and mid 80s and lows in the low and mid 60s. Our next rain chances will come in the form of an approaching front on Monday. At this point, I'm not including a rain chance in the weekend forecast, but it wouldn't surprise me to see the forecast trend in a way that would lead me to include a 20% or less coverage of a passing shower on Saturday and Sunday - still not enough to cause any big issues out there.
TROPICS: Hurricane Eduoard is now a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic, and has the potential to become a major (Category 3) hurricane in the coming days, but it will curve harmlessly back to sea soon. It is still no threat to the United States. Here's the 5-day track from the National Hurricane Center:
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX