A few isolated showers rolled through early this morning. Isolated showers and thundershowers will blossom again throughout the afternoon and evening as we continue to heat up. Otherwise, it’s a partly cloudy and hot day outside with heat indices running in the high 90s. Temperatures will flux a bit this week thanks to the post-tropical Barry and then a prominent heat ridge.
Temperatures are hot, but we’re still a few degrees shy of what we’re looking at for the end of the weekend and upcoming weekend. A pronounced heat ridge will be building and sustaining itself over most of the US and we will feel the burn. Before that ridge arrives, we’ll be dealing with an atypical remnant low. Barry, the post-tropical low that dissipated over Louisiana is finally showing up. Bands of rain and thunderstorms will slide east tonight and through the day tomorrow. Added cloud coverage and a wind shift will aid in a slight cool down for Wednesday dropping us below average and into the low 80s. Rain and storms will be heavy, and flooding is possible. It is imperative to watch for high water the next few days and remember to not drive through it, no matter how shallow it looks. After the rain clears us Thursday, we’ll be back on the heat train into the weekend. Temperatures will soar into the low to mid-90s over the weekend, just in time for the last few rounds of the Barbasol Championship. Heat index values are forecast to break the triple digits over the weekend. Practicing good heat safety is important this weekend.