"If it's not the heat, it's the thunderstorms!"
That pretty much sums up our weather pattern the next couple of days.
At least there some downpours around that can cool ya down ...at least briefly. Just keep in mind that a few of these t-storms will become briefly strong/heavy. They will not move fast as well, so there is a risk for some quick flash flooding that would subside fairly quick since these thunderstorms do have a life span on them today. If you get hit by more than one, well...you are the ones we will be watching for any water issues at that point.
Could some of you get missed by the rain today and tomorrow? Yes. That means you will battle the heat side of things. The heat index will still climb to around 100 degrees today for those that avoid the thunderstorms.
Tuesday is looks nearly the same with the storm motion a bit more apparently and also...backwards. Moving from SE to the NW in the afternoon.
Once we head into the holiday itself and likely into Thursday, there will be a lack of a trigger for thunderstorms as a high pressure ridge moves back over us. This will build up the heat again with actual highs a degree or two from 95 and the heat index a degree or two away from 105! So a future Alert Day is in the cards for us. I want to see how well the data trends for today as we have been running on the lower end of these scales compared to the models. Which isn't surprising given the green/lush ground.
The ridge will break down again Friday into the weekend to allow for thunderstorms to develop once again. They will be scattered, but enough to help in dropping our highs down into the upper 80s to lower 90s instead of the mid 90s.
The video update covers this all!!