WDHN Storm Team: The heat stays on this week

Weather

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The streak of days with heat index temperatures over 100° will continue into the weekend and next week. In fact, the heat index temperatures will be trending upwards to near 110° for some locations at times.

Some afternoon showers and storms will be developing. Since there will be a lot of heat energy to work with, some storms may be able to produce strong wind in addition to periods of heavy rain. Certainly keep an eye to the sky if you have plans to be outdoors.

In the tropics, El Nino conditions are coming to an end in the Pacific, the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season is looking to become more active. Today, NOAA released an updated forecast for the remainder of the 2019 Atlantic season. They now expect 10-17 named storms with 5-9 becoming hurricanes. This is an increase over the forecast at the start of the season.

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