Still hot and humid, rain chances increase this weekend

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Happy Tuesday! It's a mild and muggy start to our day today, with temperatures in the low-to-mid-70s. There is some cloud cover out there this morning as our area sits under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Overall, we look to see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid-90s. There will be a chance of a pop-up storm this afternoon, but the majority of us will stay dry. Clear skies will be in store for us overnight with Wednesday morning lows in the low-70s.

Pop-up storm chances will continue on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with high temperatures in the mid-90s on Wednesday and then the upper-90s on Thursday and Friday. More clouds will begin to build in this weekend, and rain chances will increase as well. The best chances of rain will be on Sunday and Monday.

The increased rain chances by next week will be thanks to a tropical wave that is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico. This system has only a 30% chance of development over the next five days, so chances are low for it to become a tropical depression. The disturbance will increase the moisture content over our area by Sunday, and that's why rain chances will be going up. There are two other tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean, very far away from the U.S. at this time. These systems are just something to watch for now.