6/7 – Night Rob’s “Hotter Yet” Tuesday Evening Forecast
Real-feel temperatures are already pressing 100 degrees this Tuesday afternoon as shower activity remains limited. In short, hello summer. Upper level high-pressure centered over West Texas has expanded across the northern Gulf Coast. This pattern will generally remain in place during this forecast period while disturbances steadily pass west to east across the northern half of the country. As a result, rain chances look to be quite low through Wednesday as sinking air suppresses attempts at convection, and it will be quite hot. We can’t rule out some isolated storms but chances are slim. Temps through the period should be low/mid 90s, with overnight also elevated in the upper 70s.
Real-feel temps will reach up to 105 by Thursday away from the coast and in the area around Pascagoula. The high pressure area keeping us dry will lose some of its grip by Thursday as a frontal boundary to our north drifts toward the coast. A few disturbances training along it will bring the first legit chance of storms again Thursday and Friday, with better chances Saturday as the front struggles to move through. There’s much doubt if it’ll get through and into the gulf, with the more likely scenario being that it stalls, washes out, and dries us briefly on Sunday with little or no relief from the heat. Most indications are that we stay hot at least into early next week.