Half Wet Thursday, Hot Everywhere

Thunderstorms affect more of us today as the chance of rain rises to 50% this afternoon. Locally heavy rains, lightning strikes, and strong winds will be possible. Until thunderstorms come by, it will be hot and humid with a high of 93 and a heat index above 105 in the hot spots.

Our fair weather defender, high pressure, is losing its grip on our area and that’s why we expect thunderstorms to become more numerous.

This weekend, around one-third of the area will be visited by an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

Tropical weather continues to be mainly quiet thanks in part to the strongest El Niño since 1997, wind shear, and Saharan dust. We’ll keep watching.