July continues today with more of the same weather that we’ve had the past few weeks. Showers and thunderstorms will begin in the Gulf this early today and slowly work ashore during the morning. Rain chances will increase through the midday as scattered thunderstorms increase in coverage. About 30 percent of the area will get rain today. Severe weather is not likely but any thunderstorm has heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty winds. Heavy rain can make driving especially difficult.
Otherwise today is partly sunny, warm, and humid. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 90’s. Areas that see a lot of rain may end up a few degrees cooler. Showers fade away as the sun sets and tonight is left quiet and muggy. Lows will be in the mid 70’s.
We get more of the same weather tomorrow. One difference is that our rain chances increase to around 40 or 50 percent. It looks like these slightly higher rain chances will remain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. The good news is that extra rain should help keep the area slightly cooler.
The Tropics: The tropics are quiet with no formations likely in the next five days.