First Alert Forecast: less humid, staying hot late week; watching Gulf low this weekend

Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 5:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 8:45 PM CDT
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Relief from the excessive heat & humidity has arrived now that our cold front has pushed to our south... This has allowed us to remain more seasonable this afternoon, topping out around 90° instead of in the mid-upper 90s. Feels like temperatures have also been more tolerable now that mugginess has decreased significantly. As clear skies will take us into the overnight hours, anticipate temperatures to drop into the upper 60s by tomorrow morning and, once again, top out in the low 90s by tomorrow afternoon. It will be another nice and seasonable day!

By Friday, temperatures will remain comparable, but we’ll start to see impacts from a system in the Gulf by the evening hours. Our rain chances will stay low overall, but a few waves of showers will be possible as we wrap up the work week. The disturbance being monitored by the National Hurricane Center hasn’t formed just yet, but a tropical depression is likely to form and track northward towards the Gulf Coast as we approach Father’s Day weekend.

Our confidence in local impacts continues to increase and heavy rain is looking more and more likely Saturday and Sunday, with brief tornadoes also a possibility. The highest rain totals and greatest wind/tornado impacts will of course depend greatly on the exact track of this system so be sure to check back in over the next couple of days! We’ll have a much better look at our impact potential once this system develops.

Although a quick break from the rain is anticipated by next Monday, another cold front will be approaching the region around the Tuesday timeframe, increasing our rain chances once again.

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