Hot and humid conditions continue this week

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Happy Monday! It's a mild and muggy morning as we start the brand new work week. We'll see partly cloudy skies today with a chance of isolated storms, mainly in the afternoon. The heat index will be between 100 and 105. Partly cloudy skies will continue into the overnight hours, with Tuesday morning lows in the low-70s. It will be slightly cooler on our Tuesday under mostly sunny skies. There will be a chance of a pop-up storm in the afternoon, but most of us will remain dry.

Rain chances go away during the Wednesday through Friday time frame, but temperatures will slowly climb during this time period. We'll be in the mid-90s Wednesday and Thursday, and then the upper-90s by Friday. Pop-up to isolated storm chances will return by Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will drop into the mid-90s on Saturday and then the low-90s on Sunday.

To the tropics now, and we still have Tropical Storm Gabrielle over the open Atlantic Ocean. It will become subtropical by Tuesday as it heads towards Ireland. There are two other tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean, including one well north of the Leeward Islands. The wave will unfortunately drift towards the Bahamas, but the activity has only a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next 5 days. Another wave is well to the east of the Windward Islands and this one has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next 5 days.