Tuesday, August 5 Forecast Discussion

Temperatures today have climbed into the middle 90s area wide with isolated showers and storms firing mostly south of Interstate 20. Showers and storms will exit after sunset tonight as we turn to mostly clear skies through the overnight with another muggy night in store.

Wednesday will see the heat couple with extreme humidity to make conditions almost unbearable. Highs on Wednesday, and through the rest of the week, will make it to the middle and upper 90s with heat index values surpassing 100 for many locations from Wednesday afternoon through the weekend.

With the heat and humidity staying put, pop-up to isolated storms will be possible each afternoon across the area. Skies will vary between partly to mostly cloudy each day as well. Nighttime lows will not offer any relief with most of us remaining in the 70s over the next week.

Locations that are able to remain dry over the next few days will have the potential to see even higher temperatures as the ground continues to dry out from lack of significant rainfall. While we are not reaching a drought danger, we are reaching a point where temperatures could climb a few extra degrees thanks to a lack of soil moisture to hamper daytime heating.

No cold front looks visible over the next week, and if one manages to slip this far south next week, it does not look like it will bring any major relief with it. The high pressure to our west is only building, and now looks poised to influence our weather for at least the next week.

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