More Hot Weather: school starts with more big-time heat

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Isolated showers on Monday evening quiet down before 10 PM, but a few more will develop overnight in Tennessee and make a run for the Alabama state line by daybreak.

Storms possible early and again in the afternoon Tuesday

Storms possible early and again in the afternoon Tuesday

The chance of scattered downpours is better Tuesday afternoon, but expect very uneven rainfall in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. It’s more of the same for the rest of the week: hot and humid with a daily chance of some scattered heavy thunderstorms.

Very hot, very humid: The period from late July to early August is usually the hottest time of year in this part of the country. Most forecast guidance puts temperatures a solid 3ºF to 6ºF above average for the next seven to ten days.

That sounds like a small amount, but bringing the average up that much this time of year is actually pretty significant heat!  Keep in mind that the hottest days of this summer have been around 6ºF above normal for their particular calendar date.  Even though we have had no record highs and only one day with a 100-degree “high,” this is still one of the over-all hottest summers on record in Huntsville (tenth-hottest June 1 to July 31 period on record).

For the rest of this week, it’s hot.  The “feels like” temperature from Wednesday to Saturday could be as high as 105-110ºF! The specifics on the next seven to ten days are always available here on WHNT.com!

The only hope for a cool down comes from widely scattered, hit-or-miss, unevenly-distributed thunderstorms each afternoon. You can track any of those heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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