Heating Up: heat index over 105ºF and a slim chance of heavy storms Wednesday

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Look out for some patchy fog overnight!  Communities that saw heavy rain Tuesday may end up with spotty areas of poor visibility early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 20th

Wednesday, July 20th

Wednesday starts steamy and ends up just plain hot!  The chance of an isolated shower or storm is there, but it is tiny.  (Keep track of showers with WHNT News 19’s Interactive Radar and Live Alert 19!) It gets awfully hot: low-90s by 10 AM with a high pushing 99ºF by 4 PM.  The “feels like” temperature gets up as high as 105ºF+ between 11 AM and 6 PM.

The record highs for Huntsville on Thursday and Friday are both 103ºF; we will challenge those records with temperatures pushing above the century mark for the first time in 2016: forecast highs at 102ºF on Thursday and Friday.

Ever heard that it’s not the heat it’s the humidity?  If low-100s aren’t hot enough for you, the “feels like” temperature will push upwards of 105ºF to 110ºF both days with precious little chance of any showers or storms to knock down the temperature.

Heat levels fall from the weekend into next week thanks to an increase in rain and thunderstorms.  Find out what to expect through the next week on WHNT.com’s main forecast page!

-Jason
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