Adios Alberto….& Hello to More Heat & Potential Severe Weather

We’re about to say adios to Alberto, but with that will have to deal with more heat, humidity, and the potential for severe thunderstorms.

As of early this morning, the remnants of Alberto were pushing northward into southern Indiana.  The system didn’t do a whole lot east of I-65.  Rain totals there were less than an inch.  Meanwhile, western Middle Tennessee had spotty wind damage and as much as 3″ of rain in some areas.  Here’s the radar picture as of 6am today.

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Alberto has also brought tremendous humidity into Middle Tennessee — the most muggy air of the year!  Dew points (how we quantify mugginess) are in the 70s.  That’s as muggy as north Florida is right now.

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Temperatures are currently in the low-mid 70s, too.

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Later today, breaks in the clouds develop.  Those will allow much of the area to warm into the low-mid 80s.

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A few showers and thunderstorms will redevelop late this afternoon and tonight, as a weak impulse of energy moves in, primarily over eastern Middle Tennessee.

Tomorrow, it’ll turn even hotter with highs in the upper 80s.

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We’ll have another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms as yet another impulse of energy moves in.  With more heat and just as much humidity in place, some storms are likely to become severe, producing damaging wind gusts and hail.  The best chance for rain and storms will fall over the northern half of the Mid State and in southern Kentucky late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening.

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Here’s a look at how FUTURECAST is showing storms will develop.

Watch News4 Today, airing now until 7am.  Daphne DeLoren will break down what’s in store for the rest of this week.  She’ll also showcase the timing of additional thunderstorms expected this weekend.

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