COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Another dose of classic August heat in the forecast for Hump Day as highs easily surge into the mid 90s this afternoon. Rain chances will be of the hit-or-miss variety with the best coverage later this afternoon and into the evening hours. By Thursday into the weekend though, some more disturbances passing through the Southeast will bump rain coverage up to 60-70%, so expect more wet and stormy weather around during the heat of the day. With more clouds and rain in the forecast, highs will drop a touch into the low 90s if not upper 80s in some spots.
Sunday and beyond, a little drier air will work its way down to the Deep South, lowering our humidity a bit and bringing rain chances back to 30-40%, which is standard for the summertime. Meanwhile, in the tropics, Tropical Depression Eleven formed yesterday, and is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Josephine later today. As for right now, the forecast keeps Josephine out to sea as a “fish storm”, but we’ll let you know if that changes.
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