Brian's Thursday Evening FastCast

From Brian Germ:

A Heat Advisory has been issued from Noon to 7pm Friday for most of Central Texas. Heat index values, or feels like temperatures, should be near or above 105°! Please make sure to stay very well hydrated!

Clouds should continue to disperse Thursday evening and overnight as what's left of Tropical Storm Cindy moves further away from Texas. Expect partly cloudy skies with warm and humid conditions in the mid 70s. Winds will be light shifting from the northwest back to the south at 5 to 10 mph. Afternoon highs Friday are expected to approach 100° in some locations! Skies should be a mixture of sun and clouds with very humid air in place. Winds are expected to be out of the south at 10 to 15 mph. The heat index will be our main concern.

Our next major change to our weather pattern will arrive Friday night and into Saturday as a front pushes into Texas. Clouds and the chance for showers will be on the increase late Friday and through Saturday morning. Rain and storm chances Saturday are expected to be about 50%, with highest odds across northern areas. Temperatures will be affected due to the cloud cover and scattered showers. Highs Saturday should stay in the mid 80s with winds out of the northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be the main concerns from any stronger storms.

Scattered showers and storms will remain possible through the weekend and into early next week as the frontal boundary stalls out across the state. Rain and storm chances are expected to be about 30% to 40% Sunday and Monday, with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

A few lingering showers may be possible Tuesday, however drier conditions are likely to be moving into the region. Rain chances will stay low at 20%. Afternoon temperatures are expected to slowly increase by the middle and end of the week, with highs in the low to mid 90s under a mixture of sun and clouds.