After hitting 100 on Saturday in many locations, we’re poised to see another round of triple digit heat for Sunday, be careful with this intense heat again! We may see a very isolated storm or two but the heat will be the real story. We’ll finally start to see some changes coming with a cool front nosing into the region on Monday.
Brazoria County is the latest area to issue an outdoor burn ban. These are issued based on the daily water balance of soil moisture. The scale goes from 0 to 800. Zero represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions. Most of the counties in SE Texas range from 600 to 700.
There is hope from this unrelenting heat and mostly dry weather. A cold front moves into the state Monday. That should help to trigger off more widespread showers and thunderstorms across the area. The front is expected to stall out around the coast some time Tuesday, which will help to fire off more showers and thunderstorms for a few days next week, with much needed rain!
A cold front will completely change our weather pattern for the early part of next week. We’ll start the month of July with seasonable summer temperatures, no triple digits for now.
The tropics are starting to wake up as they generally do this time of summer. There is a 60% chance for tropical development the next five days in the eastern Atlantic. The long range models have this moving almost directly east to west headed toward Central America. Closer to home, we’re watching an area in the northern Gulf where thunderstorms will have a 20% chance of developing into something tropical. Make sure you’re prepared for the rest of the season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.[ad_2]