Jun 21, 2013 5:24 PM by Rob Perillo
Typical summer weather is expected for our first "official" weekend of summer with hot and humid conditions likely.
Look for a few cooling afternoon showers and thunderstorms for our Saturday with rain chances in the 20-30% range. More of the same is expected Sunday with perhaps a slight uptick in our rain chances, at 30-40%.
Highs this weekend will be in the lower 90s with heat indices near 100. Overnight lows will stay stuck in the sticky mid-70s.
There won't be much change next week with rain chances likely trending closer to the 20% range.
The long-range outlook is indicating that a frontal trough may approach the area for the latter part of next weekend which could bring a better chance of storms by next Sunday.
Meanwhile, in the tropics, the remnants of Barry continues to hammer Mexico with heavy rainfall between Tampico and Veracruz, while elsewhere it remains quiet for now.
Computer models continue to suggest there could be storm development in the Eastern Pacific over the next 2-4 days, while the NW Caribbean/Yucatan may see some action toward the last day of June/first day of July.
The long-range GFS model has been "on and off" with possible Gulf development around the 1st/2nd of July but only time will tell if something significant will be possible.
Long Range GFS Model:
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