Today: We’ll continue to see rain chances today. Gulf moisture will be brought in by southerly winds. This will keep dewpoints high, meaning it will remain feeling hot outside. It will also keep rain chances up in the forecast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible again this afternoon and evening, some of which could feature gusty winds and heavier downpours. Highs will be in the low-90s with the heat index in the low-100s. Partly cloudy skies, otherwise. Overnight you will see mostly clear skies with lows near 75 degrees.
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms are expected with highs into the low-90s.
Friday-Saturday: A strong ridge of high pressure will set up across our region leading to sunnier and drier conditions with hotter temperatures. Isolated storms may occur, but the likelier possibility is no rain for Friday and Saturday with highs back in the mid-90s. Heat index values could be very strong again and possibly approach heat advisory criteria. This high pressure system is also what will keep Tropical Storm Grace out of our hair and a problem left to Mexico.
Sunday-Monday: The high pressure system will weaken, allowing for rain chances to return but the heat will still stay strong.
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Grace will likely strengthen into a hurricane later today. It is now east of Jamaica and should reach the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday. After it crosses the peninsula, it is expected to move into the Bay of Campeche and then into Mexico. High pressure over our region will prevent Grace from moving north into our region.