07/27 – Brantly’s “Hot” Tuesday Forecast
Rain chances over the next few days will be close to normal for this time of the year, ranging from 20 to 50 percent. Showers and thunderstorms will be largely driven by daytime heating with storm activity peaking in the afternoon hours and waning by late evening. Although highs should warm back into the lower 90s, slightly drier air and slightly lower dewpoints should keep heat index values in the more normal for this time of year range of 100 to 105.
The main concerns with these storms would again be gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall. Highs on Monday continue to trend in the lower to mid 90s, with heat indices in the 102-107 degree range.
Higher storm chances are expected each day from Wednesday through Friday with 30 to around 60 percent forecast over most of the region. Temperatures should be near average each day with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the 70s. Fortunately, the increased storm activity in the afternoon hours should limit heat impacts as storm outflows temporarily reduce heat index values.