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The WTVA Severe Weather Authority has a summary of what you can expect in the coming days.

Very hot today with strong to severe storms tonight

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We begin our Friday with mostly clear skies and a few isolated showers. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s. Through the day, we'll stay mostly sunny with only a very slim chance of seeing any storms. This will give the atmosphere plenty of time to heat up. Highs climb into the mid to upper 90s. And with all this humidity in place, heat index values will be well into the 100s, perhaps even reaching 115 in spots. This may make today one of the hottest days so far this year, if not the hottest. Then later tonight, likely later in the evening into the overnight, a complex of strong to severe storms will roll out of West Tennessee. These storms have the potential to bring strong, damaging winds, hail, torrential rain and frequent lightning. And in this case, unlike most summertime cases, we do have the potential for an isolated tornado. 

Storms may linger into early Saturday morning. But as we head through Saturday, we'll see just isolated showers and storms. Temperatures will begin in the 70s, warming into the lower to mid-90s. Heat index values will still be in the 100s. But it won't be as hot as Friday. 

Then by Sunday, we may be a little less humid. But it will still be hot. Rain chances will be minimal. Temperatures reach about 90 degrees with heat index values into the mid and upper 90s. Then as we head into Monday and Tuesday, rain chances increase a bit. But we'll still see slightly cooler temperatures, perhaps into the upper 80s to lower 90s for highs and morning lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. 

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