Jun 3, 2014 5:09 AM by Dave Baker

Dryer and Warmer

A few more scattered storms will pop up during the day today as we still have plenty of moisture and a relatively unstable atmosphere. But changes are on the way that will finally dry things out for the rest of the week.

High pressure over the east coast will continue to drift slowly southwest toward the Florida panhandle. The east and southeast flow will keep the low level moisture coming in off the Gulf of Mexico. An upper trough over the Gulf will help to keep the scattered showers and thunderstorms coming during the late morning and early afternoon. Temperatures will hover in the upper 80s.

For the next several days, another ridge of high pressure will build in from the west. As the high from Texas merges with the high pressure area over the southeast, the trough of low pressure over the Gulf will get squeezed out. Therefore, starting Wednesday, more sunshine and less rain will be in the forecast. Although most of us will be happy to see the rain go, the first taste of real summer heat is on the way.

By Thursday and Friday, rain chances will be at 10% or less, and with partly cloudy skies, temperatures will run in the lower 90s. The heat index will run round 95. Mainly dry weather is expected through the weekend.


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