Sunny, hot and humid weather continues. We have 3 more days of the intense heat, with heat indices in the upper 90s and low triple digits today through Thursday. Actual air temps will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s. We have no threat of rain today or tomorrow, but can see heat based thunderstorms fire off over the state on Thursday, especially in the afternoon and evening. Rain totals look to be .25″-1″ with coverage at 75% of the state. The map below shows the scope of the Thursday storm potential.
Behind that moisture we are not quite as warm, but stay very muggy through Friday and the weekend. That means we remain somewhat uncomfortable, but at least we have some NW flow pushing in across the region. Next week looks mostly dry as well, with no significant moisture in our forecast for Monday through at least next Thursday. Temps will be near normal for late august.
The pattern looks to stay dry through the first half of September as well. We will not stay fully rain free, but can expect warmer than normal temps and smaller rain threats when fronts do emerge, as the pattern is setting up right now.