September 7, 3:20 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is your latest update on SLIGHT RISK (Level 2 of 5) for severe & the hot weather ahead...

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 1:47 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2021 3:24 PM

It is a very warm to hot, windy day!

Temperatures are running 85-90 right now with heat indices at 85-92.  So, it is not overly-humid currently.  Higher 65-70 dew ponits should pool just ahead of storms with time this evening.

Winds have been SUSTAINED as high as 29 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

As some of the stronger gusts mix down over the next hour or two, a few gusts reach around 45 mph.

Severe T'Storm Watch is up for Benton, Newton & Jasper counties until 10 p.m. Eastern.

Also, brand-new Severe T'Storm Watch just came out that will cover southern Lower Michigan & northern Indiana with Pulaski 7 Fulton counties under it until 11 p.m. Eastern.

We are under MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK for severe weather (Level 1 to 2 of 5) in the 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. time frame.

A broken line of storms with a few severe gusts, some large hail & risk of brief tornado is possible as strong wind fields through the troposphere result in good Effective Bulk Shear for organized storms.

Best severe risk is north of 26 with storms tending to weaken as they move into our southeastern half of the viewing area.  They will be outrunning the stronger wind fields aloft at that time.

Wednesday & Thursday look good, as does Friday.  Friday will be warmer, but still not humid.

Saturday-Tuesday looks very warm to hot with very gradual increase in the humidity with windy conditions from the southwest Saturday & then again Monday & Tuesday (not so much Sunday).

Surface cold front will slide southward with a few isolated storms by evening with 25% coverage, then 30% coverage Tuesday night.  Parameters suggest MARGINAL RISK for severe weather or Level 1 of 5 (isolated severe storms) with wind/hail risk.

It does look cooler Wednesday-Thursday (with 80s & 30% coverage of storms Wednesday) of next week behind the front before we rapidly heat up again. 

Strong cold front should pass around September 21 & usher in a big change with much cooler, Fall-like weather.

Right now, indications are of MARGINAL RISK (Level 1 of 5) parameters here & SLIGHT RISK (Level 2 of 5) parameters northwest of the area. 

The front may become rather ana-frontal where the front undercuts the storms & then the showers & storms tend to then largely occur behind it.  This set-up tends to diminish the better severe risk.

Areas to watch for tropical storms & hurricanes September 10-October 4:

1.  South Texas/Northeast Mexico Initially

2.  Florida to the Carolinas & East Coast

3.  Baja California

Date, Day Conditions Daily high/morning low:

86/55...Sept. 10, Fri. Patchy Fog AM, Mostly Sunny, NOT Humid, Calm Wind Becoming SW 5-10 mph....Records: 97-1983

90/62...Sept. 11, Sat. Mostly Sunny, NOT Humid, However (Dew Points 55-61), SW Wind 15-30 mph......Records: 96-2013

90/68...Sept. 12, Sun. Partly Cloudy then Mostly Sunny, More Humid Dew Points 63-68, Heat Index to 92, SW Wind 10-20 becoming Light & Variable.....Records: 98-1897

91/63...Sept. 13, Mon. Mostly Sunny, Dew Points 65-70, Heat Index to 96, SW Wind 15-30 mph.....Records: 99-1939

92/68...Sept. 14, Tue. Becoming Pt. Cloudy, Dew Points 65-70, Heat Index to 98, Isolated Evening Storms (25%), MARGINAL RISK for Severe, SW Wind 15-30 mph....Records: 99-1939

85/68...Sept. 15, Wed. Pt.-M. Cloudy, Humid, Few Scattered Showers/Storms (30%), MARGINAL RISK for Severe, E to SE to SW 10 mph,....Records: 100-1939

84/64....Sept. 16, Thu. Pt.-M. Cloudy, , Less Humid, NE to E Wind 5-10 mph....Records: 98-1939

90/68....Sept. 17, Fri. Pt. Cloudy to Mostly Sunny, NOT Humid, (Dew Points 55-61), S Wind 5-15 mph....Records: 93-1891

94/72....Sept. 18, Sat. Mostly Sunny, Humid (Dew Points 65-70), Heat Index to 100, SW Wind 15-30 mph.....Records: 93-1891

94/73...Sept. 19, Sun. Mostly Sunny, Humid, Heat Index to 100, SW Wind 20-30 mph...Records:  94-1891

94/75...Sept. 20, Mon. Partly Cloudy, SSW Wind 15-30 mph, Heat Index to 102, Isolated Shower/Storm (20%)...Records:  95-1940

88/75...Sept. 21, Tue. Showers/Storms Likely with MARGINAL RISK for Severe, SLIGHT NW of area...Records:

71/55...Sept. 22, Wed. Partly Cloudy, NW Wind 15-25 mph.

72/43...Sept. 23, Thu. Partly Cloudy, NNE Wind 10-15 mph.

73/43...Sept. 24, Fri. Mostly Sunny, NE Wind 5-15 mph.

78/50...Sept. 25, Sat. Partly Cloudy, S Wind 10-15 mph.

84/65...Sept. 26, Sun. Partly Cloudy, Few Showes/Storms, SW Wind 15-25 mph.

72/55...Sept. 27, Mon. Partly Cloudy, NE Wind 5-10 mph.

71/45...Sept. 28, Tue. Sunny, E Wind 2-5 mph.

77/46...Sept. 29, Wed. Mostly Sunny, S Wind 10-15 mph.

82/54...Sept 30, Thu. Mostly Sunny, SW Wind 10-20 mph.

83/60...Oct. 1, Fri. Partly Cloudy, SW Wind 10-20 mph.

86/65...Oct. 2, Sat. Partly Cloudy, SW 15-25 mph.

82/66...Oct. 3, Sun. Mostly Cloudy, Some Sct'd Showers/Storms Possible, SSW 10-20 mph.

74/57...Oct. 4, Mon., Becoming Partly Cloudy, W Wind 10-15 mph.

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