Thursday, August 9 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Isolated storms have been with locations mainly north of Interstate 20 so far today, and we will see these showers and storms begin to taper off after sunset. Despite the lessening of rain, we could see a leftover shower through the overnight hours with rain starting early on Friday morning. Rain will again be isolated with showers and storms through the day on Friday, and the clouds and rain will keep highs in the 80s.

The upper level low that is helping to steer a cold front our way that is responsible for the rain will drift to the southwest on Saturday to allow high pressure to start rebuilding into the area. The result is a faster return to only pop-up storms with highs back at 90 by Saturday. We keep pop-up storm chances each day through the end of next week thanks to the heat and humidity.

Highs will keep building each day as high pressure takes hold and strengthens over the area. We will return to the middle 90s by Tuesday with heat index values likely back over 100 as well. The only relief may be a cold front approaching at the end of next week, but that is not a high confidence solution at this point.