We certainly need a break in the rain considering parts of the Fox 6 viewing area were pushing 10+" of rainfall from the overnight and early morning storms. Hardest hit was Shelby County. We could see some additional rain and storms tonight for areas north of I-20. We continue to watch some storms slide south across Kentucky and Tennessee. This does not look to be as significant as last night's active weather. Please use caution while travelling due to some standing water and also the likelihood of overnight fog.
We will make it through Wednesday with little rain and few thunderstorms. It will be mainly a dry hot day with highs in the mid to upper 90s. The heat index will hover around 100 during the afternoon with only scattered clouds.
Thursday looks to be another active weather day with a good chance of strong to severe storms during the afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed much of the state under a "Slight Risk" for severe storms.
These means many of the storms will have the ability to produce high winds and hail. I would anticipate heavy rainfall Thursday. While storms could occur anytime on Thursday - I think the best chance will be later in the afternoon and evening. I'm still working out the details concerning the time.
For the upcoming weekend - the severe weather chances do not look widespread, but we could still see some strong to severe storms during the afternoon. One thing is for sure - it will be hot and steamy both Saturday and Sunday.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist