Heat & humidity continues this week, but cooler temperatures are on the way

Believe it or not, we are off to another mild and muggy start to our day today. Temperatures will climb into the mid-90s this afternoon with the heat index between 97 and 102. There will be a chance of isolated storms in the afternoon hours, but most of us will remain dry. We'll see clear skies tonight with temperatures falling once again into the low-70s.

Thursday and Friday will be quite hot with highs in the upper-90s. The heat index could climb up to 102 on Thursday and then up to 100 degrees on Friday. Only pop-up storms will be possible on both of these days, so the good majority of us will remain dry. Clouds will start to build in on Saturday and rain chances will begin to go up. Most of us will still be dry though on Saturday.

Better rain chances will be in store thanks to a tropical wave that is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico over the next 5 days. The wave has a 50% chance of development into a tropical depression, but no matter what happens, it will bring beneficial rainfall to our area during the Sunday through Tuesday time frame. Model guidance thus far indicate that the wave may even develop into a weak tropical storm, in which case it could bring some gusty winds and plenty of rainfall to our area depending on the exact track. This is just something to watch for now as we are of course in the peak of hurricane season.