Be careful outdoors. At 5 p.m., it was 99 degrees at the airport with a heat index of 102.
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected each day with the highest thunderstorm coverage in the afternoon and evening hours. Some strong storms can be expected, and isolated severe storms cannot be ruled out.
From the National Weather Service: A trough of low pressure located over the southeastern United States is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure will likely form in a couple of days. Some gradual development is possible thereafter and a tropical depression could form by the end of the week while the low meanders near the northern Gulf Coast. Regardless of development, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week. For more information about the rainfall threat, please see products issued by your local weather forecast office and the Weather Prediction Center. Interests along the northern Gulf Coast and Florida peninsula should monitor the progress of this system. * Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 95. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.