A Hot and Humid Thursday, Eye on the Tropics
High pressure will continue to linger to our north through the weekend as a frontal boundary approaches the area. This frontal boundary looks to stall to our north by Saturday, but will still aid in triggering showers and thunderstorms as we head into the weekend. Daytime heating will help spawn a few strong to severe thunderstorms during the day that could produce winds in excess of 40 mph, frequent lightning and periods of heavy downpours.
A broad area of low pressure is sliding west-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico and could become a tropical depression before making it to the coast of Texas by Saturday, but I don’t anticipate it affecting our area at all.
Through early next week, daytime highs will hover around the mid 90s (some areas lower, some higher) with heat indices reaching the triple digits. Nightly lows will range from the low to mid 70s across that stretch.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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