Monday, August 4 Forecast Discussion

August has finally arrived in the weather department as the heat and humidity that built in from the weekend looks to stay for at least the first full week of the month. That heat and humidity has combined to produce some pop-up showers and storms across the area this afternoon. which will quickly dissipate after sunset tonight.

Tuesday will start to see a change as high pressure above the surface will build in, limiting the ability for afternoon showers and storms to develop. Even with this area of high pressure in place, we will be hot and humid enough that a couple of pop-up showers and storms could happen through the middle of the week.

The weekend is really when rain chances increase thanks to an approaching trough. This trough will help to produce a bit more lift, meaning more isolated showers and storms are possible, but still not expecting a complete washout or even most of us to see rain.

Temperatures are the main story through the next week as highs will consistently stay in the lower to middle 90s with heat indices pushing 100 degrees each day. As kids head back to school, make sure they take it easy when they come home later this week.

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