Thursday, June 20 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Thursday! It’s been an active start to our Thursday as a line of storms have pushed through areas mainly north of I-20. Rain and storms will continue to be possible early this morning until about 7/8 a.m. as a line of showers and maybe a rumble of thunder move through. This line will be weakening as it pushes across our area and thus no severe weather is expected with this activity. After this line passes, we look to dry things out through at least the rest of the morning and into the early afternoon. Isolated storms may re-fire this afternoon thanks to maximized daytime heating, but most of us will remain dry this afternoon. Highs will climb into the low-90s and when you factor in the humidity, it could feel as hot as 100 degrees later today.

We’ll see mostly clear skies tonight with Friday morning lows in the low-70s. A shower or storm can’t be ruled out for the weekend, but chances are too low to warrant mentioning in the official forecast. Highs will be into the mid-90s by Friday and Saturday but factoring in the humidity, heat index values may be as high as 105 degrees. If you have any outdoor activities planned for this weekend, make sure you are drinking plenty of water and try to take frequent breaks in the shade or in a room with an air conditioner. Morning lows will be in the mid-70s this weekend, making for uncomfortable mornings as well. Sunday will be the hottest day over the next seven with highs expected to climb into the upper-90s. The humidity will back off a little bit on Sunday, but heat index values will likely still be around the 100 degree mark.

Pop-up storm chances are set to return by Monday and Tuesday. This will help bring temperatures down somewhat heading into next week, but it will still be hot and humid with highs mainly in the low-90s and feels like temperatures mainly in the upper-90s. A storm or two will be possible again on Wednesday; however, chances are too low to mention in the official forecast at this time. We look to see partly cloudy skies Monday through Wednesday.