FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Scattered storms expected for Tuesday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Scattered storms expected for Tuesday

(WAFF) - Scattered storms are ongoing across the Valley this morning, and will continue tracking west to east. Occasional rain can be expected through the day. We'll see more clouds than sun and today will feature the highest rain chance we see for the rest of the work week.

A few storms will produce gusty winds up to 40 mph as well as locally heavy rain, but the threat for severe weather is low today. The clouds will keep temperatures cooler compared to yesterday with highs close to 90°.

Showers/storms should be more numerous this morning with that activity becoming more isolated in nature by this afternoon. Winds should be out of the southwest around 10 mph.

Skies will stay partly cloudy tonight with only an isolated shower. Look for lows in the low-to-mid 70s so it will be another muggy start to Wednesday.

We should see more breaks in the clouds Wednesday allowing highs to push back into the mid-90s. The heat index will be near 100°. Scattered storms are possible, but that chance drops to finish the work week. Our weather pattern also turns even hotter as we approach the weekend.

Highs Thursday and Friday should top out in the upper 90s with a heat index on those afternoons in the low triple digits. Storm chances will be lower, and many areas will remain dry.

Unfortunately, we do need the rain as most spots continue to run a deficit of at least 6" of rain since the start of the year. A cold front should approach and stall out near the Valley this weekend. That should lead to a slight break from the high heat as well as a higher chance for rain.