6:54AM July 31, 2023

HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE 110-115° RANGE TODAY; HEAT ADVISORY… High temperatures will be in the upper-90s today with heat index values in excess of 110° in many spots across the region. Hot, humid, sultry conditions are expected throughout the afternoon into the evening hours. While a few, highly scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the P.M. hours, most communities across the region will remain dry and hot today. Over the next several days, no real forecast changes are expected. A few P.M. storms will plenty of heat and humidity are expected.

TROPICS: GULF & CARIBBEAN QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea continue to be quiet with no tropical storms expected to form over the next few days. The Atlantic Ocean, on the other hand, has two tropical disturbances we are tracking today.

TROPICS: TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN CENTRAL ATLANTIC… The tropical wave we have been tracking over the last several days in the central Atlantic Ocean has started moving north. This is good news as the system will likely never impact land areas. From NHC: “Shower and thunderstorm activity has become a little more concentrated in association with an area of low pressure located about 700 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are forecast to be marginally favorable for gradual development of this system over the next few days, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early part of this week. The system is expected to move northwestward at about 15 mph during the next day or so, and then turn northward over the central subtropical Atlantic by late Monday or Tuesday.”

TROPICS: LOW PRESSURE AREA OFF CAROLINA COAST… An area of disturbed weather (branded as INVEST 97L) is located about 100 miles southeast of Morehead City, North Carolina. This area of low pressure will continue to move northeast and ultimately out to sea to the east of the continental United States over the next few days. NHC indicates there is a 30% chance of this system becoming a named tropical storm while moving east over the western Atlantic Ocean. No direct impacts from this system are expected in Alabama or northwest Florida.

APP… If you haven’t already downloaded the RedZone Weather app, now is a great time to do that. redzoneweather.com/app is the link to the free download. Once you have the RZW app installed on your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab to turn on the specific notifications you’d like to receive. All notifications are handcrafted by me. No automation and we promise not to bug you!

See all the details in your Monday RedZone Weather forecast video. Have a great day!

Tap below to support this RZW sponsor!