08/10 Ryan’s “Still Hot & Humid” Tuesday Evening Forecast
Heat indices remain in the low 100s, but we're still getting at least a few afternoon showers.
Good to be back after a few weeks off, and it’s no surprise it’s still hot and humid. That isn’t going to change anytime soon since we’re really just now hitting the peak of summer, but the next week will only be a degree or so above average. We are trending in a drier direction though. We’ll still see daily afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but they’ll be pretty few and far between. For tonight, expect another warm, calm morning with light cloud cover and a low near 77. Tomorrow afternoon warms a degree from today, high near 92, but the heat index will still climb into the 100 degree range.
The UV index will linger around 10 (very high) for the rest of the week as well, so be sure to hydrate, seek shade, and limit peak heating (10 am – 2 pm) exposure as much as possible.
The biggest issue of the forecast lies in the tropics. Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 will very likely be Tropical Storm Fred within the next 12 hours. It will struggle over the next few days as it passes through the Northern Caribbean, but is expected to strengthen again as it enters the Gulf. Its current trajectory should take it east of South MS, but there isn’t much certainty in that at the moment. Stay tuned to WXXV News 25 as this situation develops further.