I hope everybody had a fantastic weekend. There is still some haze in the atmosphere throughout the Tennessee Valley. In fact, Maury County has an Air Quality Alert in effect for the rest of the day. Your average individual will not be affected, but people with asthma, or those working or playing sports outdoors will notice irritation. This goes for the entire Tennessee Valley this afternoon. It is not dangerous to be outdoors, but it could be irritating to some.
This afternoon will be mainly dry, hot and humid until we get closer to dinnertime. A line of storms will move in, but they will weaken as they do so. A few storms could be strong before the line falls apart, with gusty winds. A widespread severe weather event is not expected this evening. In fact, some models have the line of storms completely fizzling out before they arrive in our area. However, I think they will somewhat hold together at least through southern middle TN. Another line of storms is expected tomorrow afternoon as well. Some of these storms could be strong to severe, with damaging wind gusts. Stay tuned for updates to that forecast. I also cannot rule out showers and storms Wednesday morning and afternoon. Thursday during the day looks mainly dry, however a cold front will swoop in bringing higher rain and storm chances as early as Thursday evening.
Rain and storm chances from the front continue through Friday evening. There is good news! After Friday night, we may actually catch a *mainly* dry weekend. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, it’s been a while since we’ve had one of those! Despite all the storm chances we have this week, we will still be very hot each afternoon. We’re talking air temps in the low to mid 90s through Friday, with heat index values into the triple digits. Limit your time outdoors this week, if possible.