Close To Home Wednesday Morning Forecast 08/18/2021


Today, a high of 88. Feeling very muggy and a heat index of 99. Sunny and partly cloudy for the morning with a chance for pop up thunderstorms throughout the afternoon. Tabitha Bartoe also mentions the chance of Tropical Storm Grace becoming a hurricane by tomorrow later afternoon into the evening.

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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.