Summertime will be in full swing the next couple of days, as very warm and moist air filters in. In addition to the heat, we'll see the UV index at full force, with values exceeding 10 likely for most locations. Keep it in mind, this could be hampered a bit by the haze from wildfire smoke today, but regardless high values still expected. Highs today should peak in the mid to upper 80s under hazy sunny skies.
In the days to come, warm moist air will pump in from the south. This will raise temperatures to find the low 90s, while dewpoints will peak in the 60s and 70s. This will result in "feel-like" temperatures in the upper 90s and lower triple digits. Since this is our first bigger heat of the year, keep your heat safety in mind. Rounding disturbances could limit how warm heat indices get, but will still be something to look out for and keep in mind.
Of those mentioned disturbances, Friday looks to be the most concerning. A wave will round the stout ridge across Texas, bringing showers and storms to the area from the Midwest on Friday. The Storm Prediction Center has included us in a Marginal risk, with the better threat further north. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat with any scattered activity, so tune back in for further details ahead. The timing of this activity will come in waves, coming first Thursday afternoon to early night, then again Friday afternoon to the early overnight, followed by an approaching cold front and better chances through the weekend.
Of note will be the heat and humidity moving forward. Additionally, a few storms could be strong to severe Friday so be weather aware and have a way to receive alerts. Have a good one, stay cool, and stay safe!
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