As of 1PM Tuesday- Between the heat and the storms, its a good day to stay inside! A heat advisory has been issued for Johnson, Washington, and Hancock counties until 8PM Tuesday. Heat index values are expected to reach 107 degrees. For the rest of the CSRA, this heat can still be dangerous. Heat index values will also be in the triple digits. High temperatures will stay in the mid 90s for the next couple of days, and reach the upper 90s by Thursday and Friday. It will continue to feel like 102-107 degrees throughout the week. Remember to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activity if possible, and never leave children or pets in a hot car unattended.
Today, a front will bring scattered showers and storms to the area, starting around 3PM. The bulk of the rain and storms will occur this evening, between 6-10PM. The northern half of the CSRA is under a slight risk of excessive rainfall and the southern half is under a marginal risk. Thunderstorms could bring 2″+ of rain, however most of the area will stay under half an inch. There will be some leftover moisture from the front on Wednesday, but rain chances are much lower. We will be drying out for Thursday and Friday so expect a lot of sunshine along with the hot temperatures.