Hot Tuesday with chance for afternoon showers, storms

Hot Tuesday with chance for afternoon showers, storms

Hit and miss showers and storms this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will hover around 90 degrees with a Heat Index close to 100 through about 5 p.m. Then things cool down overnight with the chance for rain coming to an end, too. The chance for storms this afternoon will be around 30-40%.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be pretty similar. Highs around 90 with a 20-30% chance for afternoon showers and storms. Severe weather isn’t anticipated, but can’t be completely ruled out.

By Thursday, the pattern starts to transition a bit as a early summertime font tries to sneak through the area. How the front manifests itself is still to be determined. For now, it looks like the back-side of a system to the north will shove down a batch of slightly cooler air. Storms will accompany the cooler air. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s still with a 40-50% chance for storms.

Friday and into the Fourth of July weekend things get a little tricky. The storms that blow through end up down in the Gulf of Mexico and get stuck down there. Exactly where they stop is still in question. If they get all the way out into the Gulf, it would leave us with a drier weekend. But if they hang up closer to the coast, we could be dealing with better chances for rain. For now, we will hold onto a 40-50% chance for rain, but that may need to be increased in the coming days if those storms decide to linger around closer to the coast.

Once we get through the weekend and into next week, things turn back to the typical summertime pattern. Afternoon storms with highs in the low 90s.

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