6/30 – Rob Knight’s “VERY HOT” Tuesday Morning Forecast
Heat will be the main concern for the rest of the week. Temperatures climbed to the low 90s with dew-points in the mid to upper 70s yesterday and this trend will continue throughout the week. High-pressure along the E’tern Gulf of Mexico will provide compressional heating and return flow through at least midweek, so not seeing any relief for the heat outside of a few rain cooled areas where any storms form. Heat indices look to be well over the century mark. It will skirt nearby heat advisory criteria briefly today and a HEAT ADVISORY may be issued. The NWS will be watching closely to see if any issuance will be needed later.
Typical summertime pop up showers and thunderstorms will persist through most of the week. There is a bit more coverage of convection in the later half due to the high-pressure above the southeast CONUS weakening and a disturbance building to our east around the Atlantic states. We will be caught in the middle of this with an increased area of lift. That combined with ample instability will provide for higher coverage of thunderstorms late Thursday into the weekend.