Tuesday, June 4 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Another hot afternoon as temperatures are in the middle to upper 90s and our heat index near 100. Clouds have been increasing today, and we will see clouds thicken up overnight and through our Wednesday. Wednesday will be cooler as a result with highs in the lower to middle 90s and isolated storms possible mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. A shower or storm will also be possible through the overnight into Thursday.

Invest 91-L is unlikely to develop into anything as the system in the southern Gulf of Mexico should be on shore tonight or tomorrow. As a result, moisture is already pooling into Texas, and this moisture will head our direction on Thursday and Friday. This will couple with an upper level low approaching from the west to produce copious amounts of rainfall for Thursday through Monday of next week. While this period won't be a continuous washout, periods of rain will be the strongest and longest Thursday and Friday as the low moves through our area. Rainfall amounts by Monday could be two to five inches area wide with locally higher amounts.

As a result of the clouds and rain, temperatures will be below average after Wednesday. Highs will be in the 80s Thursday through Tuesday with each of those days likely below our normal highs for the first time in three weeks.