Intense Heat Early This Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Partly cloudy and muggy tonight with a few spots seeing patchy fog. Monday prepare for another round of dangerous heat as the heat index could be at or exceed 110! An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for parts of the area Monday through 8 pm. A pop-up to isolated shower cannot be ruled out through evening although most will stay dry, hot and muggy.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, muggy. Patchy fog. Winds: Light. Low: 77.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Hot and very humid. Winds: SW 5. High 95. Heat Index: 110+

MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, humid. Winds: SW 5. Low 79.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Dangerous heat is expected for Monday and Tuesday. Our heat advisory will be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning for parts of the Mid-South on Monday. That means we will see air temperatures in the upper 90s, but it will feel like 110 to 115 or even higher at times. Partly to mostly sunny skies will prevail as will the southwest winds and the potential for a pop-up shower or storm. Overnight lows to start the week, will stay near 80 degrees with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Caution is urged to start the week. A cold front moves in late Tuesday into Wednesday. We are tracking shower and storms pushing into the region during this time frame. Once the front passes, it will knock temperatures back down to near normal. Wednesday we could see a few showers and storms, highs back near 90 degrees and lows in the 70s. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s to end the week with lows near 70 degrees. An isolated shower cannot be ruled out to end the week.

NEXT WEEKEND: Partly sunny with a chance of an isolated shower or storm both Saturday and Sunday with the daytime heating. Highs will be in the low 90s and lows in the lower 70s.

Keep it with the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team for the latest on the summer heat on the way.

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