First Warning Forecast: Dangerous heat and humidity Tuesday, heat index near 100

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jun 22, 2020

First Warning Forecast:

Extreme heat and humidity, hottest day of the week Tuesday...

After a stormy evening, we'll dry out overnight. Skies tonight will be partly cloudy and it'll be very muggy with lows in the low 70s. Some patchy fog is possible.

Even more heat and humidity tomorrow. Highs will warm to the low and mid 90s on Tuesday. Afternoon heat index values will reach the upper 90s to near 100 for some spots. Expect partly cloudy skies through the day with scattered showers and storms popping up in the afternoon to evening.

It will be hot and humidity again Wednesday with another chance for afternoon showers and storms. Highs will drop to the mid 80s on Thursday, near normal for this time of year, and the coolest day of the week. We will see more sunshine and lower rain chances for Friday and this weekend.

Tropical Update

Subtropical Depression Four is moving toward the east-northeast near 10 mph and a turn toward the northeast with some increase in forward speed is expected during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible early Tuesday, and the subtropical depression could briefly become a subtropical storm. Slow weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday afternoon or evening.