Summer heat and humidity is an all out bet this week, but the rainy pattern look to subside; mostly. A frontal system over the weekend was responsible for slightly cooler temperatures today, but we’re still hot and humid. The thing you don’t really see are the large quantity pop-up thunderstorms. Otherwise, it’s partly cloudy out with temperatures in the mid-80s and heat indices in the upper 80s/low 90s.
Each afternoon with total out to a 10-20% chance for thundershowers. Basically, this is an ultra-summer like pattern with building cumulus each afternoon and a few getting to the point of dropping some rain or producing a few lightning strikes. Most, if not all, each day will run sub-severe. Heavy downpours will be one of the main threats. Heat and humidity will continue as if nothing has changed. A late-week front may take valued down again for a day. However, the change will be brief and we’re back to the heat and humidity as we enter the upcoming weekend. We may even see a stretch of 90⁰+ temperatures starting the weekend and lasting through much of next week. We’re also keeping an eye on a wave of low pressure looking to make a run for the Gulf of Mexico throughout the course of the week. The NHC is giving the low an 80% chance of tropical development in the next 5 days. Where it will end up, and how strong it will get is still being worked out in the long-range models.