WEATHER BLOG: From Heat To Severe Weather

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We hit 100 degrees yesterday.  That ties the old record, last set in 1923.  It was the hottest day since July 29 of last year, when we hit 101 degrees.  Although it will still be hot today, we are not looking at any records. Instead, our focus shifts to the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms as the cold front swings through today.

The biggest threat around here would be damaging winds and hail, but there is always the chance for a tornado if any severe thunderstorm.  If any watches or warnings come out, we will pass them along to you both online and on air.

Lingering showers will get out of here early tomorrow, allowing sunshine to take over.  The dewpoints/humidity will get knocked down, as will temperatures.  However, it will still be warm with highs in the upper 80s.

Another cold front comes our way Monday.  Scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm will accompany the front as it swings through.  Even cooler air will follow for the middle of next week.  Temperatures will struggle to reach 80 degrees with overnight lows back down in the 50s.

The National Hurricane Center is going to send a recon aircraft into the tropical disturbance now in the southern Gulf.  This area looks like it will become more organized and get the name Debby.  All interests along the Gulf Coast (on all sides) need to pay close attention to this over the weekend.

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