Happy Wednesday! It’s another mild and muggy morning across the area with partly to mostly cloudy skies. We’ll see scattered storms for your Wednesday, with storms forming as early as 10/11 a.m., though most of the activity should hold off until the afternoon. The high will be right around the 90 degree mark. We’ll have partly cloudy skies overnight with lows around 71 and a stray shower or storm possible. Timing for storms on Thursday will be similar to today, though coverage should decrease to isolated rain chances. Highs will be about a degree or two warmer on Thursday.
Isolated storms should fire up on Friday with highs in the low-90s and mostly cloudy skies. For Saturday, storm chances will be reduced to the pop-up variety for the afternoon hours. Due to less coverage of storms and less cloud cover, highs should warm up into the mid-90s. With humid conditions still in place, heat index values will be near or exceed 100 degrees Saturday afternoon.
To the tropics now, the National Hurricane Center still has a 20% of development for a tropical wave over the next 5 days as it moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico over those coming days. The heaviest of the precipitation is growing increasingly likely to mainly affect Texas, but an increase in moisture-rich tropical air may invade our area, increasing storm chances and cloud cover on Sunday. However, Sunday won’t seem that different from your average summer day, as isolated storms will still fire up in the afternoon with highs staying in the 90s.
Storm chances decrease again on Monday, and we should remain dry for your day on Tuesday. This means that highs temperatures could soar into the mid-90s by both those days, with a few spot possibly reaching the upper-90s by Tuesday.