Hot with Daily Summertime Showers this Week
A strong thunderstorm pushed through Muscogee County late this afternoon knocking out power across Columbus, bringing down trees and power lines and causing flash flooding. There remains a slight chance for showers tonight, but that will quickly dissipate as we slide across the midnight hour. Luckily, we are looking at a pretty calm forecast for the rest of this week.
A weak cold front will move into the area Tuesday dragging drier in behind it. It will stay hot, but dew points will be a bit lower, so the heat index should stay below the triple digits over the next few days. The front looks to stall to our south mid-week with an associated low, but the better rain chances should stay to our south although a few showers could pop daily for us due to the daytime heat and modest moisture. As the low moves to the north by Thursday, that front begins to flatten out allowing the weather pattern to turn more zonal for the weekend keeping conditions calm.
Daytime highs will hover around seasonal or slightly above (low to mid 90s) over the next few days then get a few degrees hotter for the weekend. Heat indices will begin to climb and hit the low 100s, too. Nighttime lows will range from the low to mid 70s.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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