7/15 – Rob’s “Continued HOT” Thursday Morning Forecast
The Bermuda high-pressure is at the surface and aloft, extending westward across the Gulf Coast into east Texas early this morning. The eastern portions of the area may squeeze out one more relatively dry day today, as moisture flow will be suppressed. Better moisture will be sitting just to the west of the area, as reflected by more numerous showers/storms. Convection in the onshore flow should remain isolated to scattered, with the best coverage over the western half of the area. Most convection should once again die out around sunset.
As we get into Friday, the high-pressure to the east weakens and moisture levels will increase. This is likely to produce more numerous showers and storm than what we see today.
The extender forecast through the weekend will bring little change from what we’ve been seeing locally for the last few months, and especially over the last couple weeks. Expect convection to begin within a few hours of sunrise along coastal areas with coverage increasing and spreading north with time. This wet pattern, maybe not to the same degree of intensity a boundary approached to the NW washes out Tuesday into Wednesday.