Starting first across the Tropics, check out the activity! Very active here late in the month thanks to the setup we have aloft. Three tropical storms are on going, with 2 more areas of likely development in the next 24 to 48 hours. The bad news is development into a tropical disturbance to storm is likely in the Gulf, bringing strong winds, flooding potential, and choppy seas to Gulf states- especially Texas where this system will track and make landfall in the next couple of days. The good news..elsewhere the 3 named storms will work north and eastward with little harm to the USA in the days to come. We will continue to keep a close eye on the Gulf along with any other threats to the states to come.
The big news locally will be the intense heat. Highs today under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will find the lower 90s, with a gradual uptick in temps moving forward. By Thursday, highs are set to achieve values ranging from the mid to upper 90s. Combining the high heat with humidity, it is very likely heat indices will feel closer to the 105-110 degree range for some locations. At the very minimum I expect a heat advisory to be issued mid to late week, with a warning not out of the realm of possibilities.
Keep your heat safety in mind through this week. Below are a few helpful tips to "beating the heat." Drink plenty of fluids, take breaks, find a way to cool off, and limit your outdoor exposure.
Have a wonderful day, stay cool, and check back in for the latest on heat related products sent out by the National Weather Service in the days to come.
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