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Hot & mainly dry now through the weekend

Tropical development still likely but impacts are east of us
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 2:13 PM CDT
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Hot and mainly dry weather continues today... tomorrow... and into the weekend. Mornings stay with lows in the 70s and highs climbing quickly to the 90s each afternoon. Heat index values should peak around 100° tomorrow and should start to come down slightly heading into the weekend - feeling like the upper 90s vs the triple digits!

Tropical activity in the southern Gulf of Mexico and the eastern portion of the Bay of Campeche continues to hold a 90% chance of intensifying into a tropical depression or storm. Two things that have really limited the development of this system have been the upper level winds pulling in dry air that kills tropical storms and the land interference. As this system starts to pull northward, the land block won’t be an issue anymore and that’s why we do expected it to at least strengthen a bit by end of the day Thursday or Friday.

It could change slightly in the next few days, but models have been fairly consistent in the outputs that the impacts of rain and cooler temperatures looks to stay to our east, but we may see a few more clouds around Saturday and Sunday and a small chance for some showers east of I-35. Most are dry all weekend. However, we are starting to see signs of a bigger impact and weather pattern shift for us early next week. It’s a quick change, but a cold front moves through giving us upper 80s/low 90s and scattered rain chances to start next week. Some models even have us as cool as the 80s Tuesday and maybe Wednesday.... let’s hope that pans out!!

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