Tuesday, August 13 Morning Forecast Discussion

Happy Tuesday! Temperatures are mainly in the upper-70s to begin our hot day today. Dangerous heat is expected late this morning and into the late-afternoon hours on our Tuesday. High temperatures will climb to around 100 degrees, but when you factor in the humidity, feels-like temperatures will range between 110 and 115 degrees. Excessive heat warnings have been issued for all of our area because of these heat index values. Stay hydrated today and limit activity outdoors. Also make sure to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and small children. The only thing that could provide heat relief will be the chance of a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon. Most of us though will end up staying dry. A complex of storms to our north will likely weaken overnight before it gets to our area, but a passing shower will be possible through the overnight time frame.

Storm chances will increase on our Wednesday as a weak cold front moves on through. Not everyone will see rain, but the best chances of rain will be along and south of I-20/Hwy-80. The ingredients will be there for an isolated 60 mph wind gust in any of the storms that are able to fire up tomorrow afternoon. Widespread severe weather is not expected. Before the rain gets here, temperatures may still top out in the mid-90s on our Wednesday.

Drier air will filter in behind the frontal passage, so even though temperatures may stay in the middle-to-upper-90s through Monday, heat index values will only top out around 100 at times. We'll see ample sunshine Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with clouds slowly building in by the end of the weekend and into next week. Our typical summertime afternoon thunderstorm chances will return by Monday. The tropics are expected to be quiet over the next five days.