Today: Surprise! More rain is expected this afternoon. Okay, maybe that wasn’t very surprising. But still, its good to know, right? Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered in coverage during the afternoon before dissipating in the late evening. The good news is the morning still looks to be on the dry and sunny side. This has been a recurring pattern and it won’t stop anytime soon. The sunshine should warm us up before clouds increase in the early afternoon shortly before storms bring cooler temperatures. The heat index will likely get a few degrees above 100, but then drop when storms arrive. Overnight we’ll see clearing skies with temperatures returning to overnight low averages near 75 degrees.
Friday: The last day of the work week will be much like previous days, except the storm coverage has the potential to be a little more numerous across the area which could also lead to cooler afternoon highs in the low-90s. Lows overnight Friday will again dip into the mid-70s.
Saturday-Sunday: This weekend, the rain looks to thin out somewhat. We’ll still start sunny on Saturday with decent spotty rain chances in the afternoon to early evening. Rain coverage will be about 40%, which could still ruin many outdoor plans. Sunday is looking a little drier. Only a few isolated storms are expected, meaning you may be able to risk outdoor plans. There will still be a chance of your plans getting rained out, but a better chance at staying dry. The isolated storms also means if you do get rain, it will likely not last longer than an hour or two at the most with the rest of your day being rain-free. Highs this weekend will reach the mid-90s.
Monday-Wednesday: Rain still sticks around each day, however, coverage varies day-by-day. Monday will see several storms in the afternoon with a 60% coverage. This drops to 50% then 40% on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Monday will likely be a little cooler due to the increased rain coverage with highs in the low-90s. We could be a few degrees warmer on the following two days. Each morning should still start off sunny. What about after mid-week? Looks like this rinse-and-repeat pattern could stay in place through at least the following weekend.
Tracking the Tropics: No tropical development is expected in the next 5 days. However, we need to watch the tropics closely in the coming weeks. The next 2 months mark the most active periods for hurricane season.