The biggest concern today and Thursday will be the heat. With high temperatures this afternoon topping out around 90 degrees, along with dew points in the 60s and 70s, heat indices will feel closer to the upper 90s. Some locations will even push the lower 100s. Keep your heat safety in mind today and again tomorrow, before cloud cover and rainfall cools things down a tad Friday and the weekend.
In terms of rainfall, we veer drier today with only an isolated shower or storm. By tomorrow, things begin to pick back up, with a cold front approaching from the west. The Weather Prediction Center has highlighted a Marginal Risk for flash flooding Thursday (late) and again for Friday. Given the rounds of rainfall we have already picked up, some locations will be more flood prone than others. Be weather aware both in terms of the heat as well as the rainfall tomorrow and Friday.
Laying it all out, showers will be isolated today, becoming more scattered Thursday. Chances will continue to increase overnight Thursday and into Friday, with most locations likely to see some rain to end the work week. Scattered activity will then linger throughout the weekend and into early next week, with the best chances during the afternoon to early evening hours each day.
Though activity won't be as widespread and consistent this weekend and into next week, have the umbrella on standby. Chances are you will encounter a few storms here and there. As far as today through Friday, the heat will be the biggest concern, with rain/storm chances picking up each day through the 3-day stretch.
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