The building heat and humidity are about to take a backseat over the next couple of days. It will remain very warm and muggy through the end of the week, but we're also adding storm chances to the mix. Spotty thunderstorms are possible tomorrow, and some could be strong to severe with gusty winds, small hail, and torrential rain. Once the storms clear out we will get another tiny break from the muggies. The summertime heat and humidity will come blazing back in this weekend with highs near 90°. The hot temperatures will be the only game in town through early next week.
We are also keeping an eye on the tropics. A disturbance over the Gulf will likely become Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday. The Gulf Coast is already dealing with heavy rain and inland. This will continue through the weekend. "Barry" is expected to make landfall over the weekend as a tropical storm or category 1 hurricane. The storm will eventually turn north through Louisiana and Arkansas. The remnants will bring increase our rain and storm chances during the middle of the upcoming week.