Close To Home Saturday Morning Forecast 08/28/2021


TODAY, a high of 91 and a heat index that continues to make it feel nearly 100 outdoors. Expect a nice cool down to happen later into the week! A slight chance for thunderstorms today late this morning and early this afternoon.

We are currently watching Hurricane Ida as it is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane shortly. This hurricane is expected to make landfall on Sunday and move very quickly up to the Middle Tennessee region to bring lots of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms. We will keep you up to date on the latest information from the National Hurricane Center.

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Tabitha Bartoe
Tabitha Bartoe is currently a Junior attending Valparaiso University, double majoring in Meteorology and Communications. She is the Assistant News Director at the university's television 15 VUTV and also a part of the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT) and the American Meteorological Society. Tabitha has always had a passion for weather since the age of 12 when she nearly got hit by lightning which "struck" her interest in studying the atmosphere.