I'm not sure if you noticed, but it's hot out there; afternoon highs peaked in the low 90s for many of us once again and heat indices reached up into the mid 90s at times. Fortunately, this evening looks as though it will remain somewhat pleasant - after seeing temps in the mid 80s around dinnertime, we'll have fallen into the upper 70s by 10PM. As you step out the door early tomorrow however, you'll be greeted by a morning low near 70° with a fair amount of humidity.
That mild, muggy start will set the stage for yet another scorcher across the Tri-State Tuesday. Some model data indicates that afternoon highs could climb to their highest point in two weeks; we'll tip the scales at 93° in Evansville Tuesday, but it could feel as hot as 98° with the heat index. Wednesday looks as though it could feel just as hot, though increasing cloud cover that afternoon and a few stray showers will help keep temperatures closer to 91°.
Our anticipated rainfall Wednesday and Thursday represent a little more than a reason to grab the umbrella however, they'll be our first hints of tropical rainfall headed for the Tri-State. Tropical Storm Laura is currently situated near southwestern Cuba and is poised to make landfall as Hurricane Laura somewhere along the Texas/Louisiana coast late Wednesday night. From there the tropical system will stall, weaken and eventually push northeastward toward the Ohio Valley.
While it's possible that Laura's remnants may produce heavy rainfall for the Tri-State, it remains a little early to definitively say whether or not she will. So for the time being, we're going to continue to keep a very close eye on Laura.
Wear Your Mask.