Moisture levels have made a huge recovery across the state thanks to a stronger southerly flow. Just a few days ago we were talking about dew points in the 50s and today the dew points have rebounded into the mid 70s. This tropically moist environment will continue to fuel scattered showers and storms throughout the evening hours. We can’t rule out a few strong storms in this setup with gusty straight line winds. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see one of these tropical showers show some rotation.
We’ve been monitoring a more organized shield of rain to our west along the Mississippi River. The disturbance sparking this wet weather will also help to enhance the coverage of showers and storms throughout the remainder of the afternoon and evening. This disturbance will be lifting north of our area tomorrow as high pressure builds in from the east. A shower or storm will be possible tomorrow, even during the morning hours, but there will be fewer on radar. The combination of a partly sunny sky and the moist air mass will make for extremely muggy conditions tomorrow.
TEMPERATURES BACK ON THE RISE: The Bermuda High will be building over the region in the days ahead and this will make for mostly dry weather conditions throughout the first half of the week. Daytime temperatures will be surging into the mid 90s by Wednesday with overnight lows in the 70s. A few isolated pop-up showers and storms can’t be ruled out during the afternoon and early evening hours.
The models are picking up on a weak tropical disturbance approaching from the southeast late next week. Right now we don’t expect any organized rain but this system could help to produce a better coverage of scattered afternoon showers and storms by next weekend. While rain chances will remain low, the good news is that we at-least have the potential for some pop-ups in the forecast. Our summer rainfall deficit is just over 4 inches below average since June 1st.
TROPICAL UPDATE: We are closing in on the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and right now conditions remains very quiet in the lower latitudes. There is one disturbance producing unsettled weather near Cozumel and the Cayman Islands. There is a very low chance for this system to become better organized this weekend.
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Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt