Another hot day is on tap to finish the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Even though temperatures will climb into the mid 90s, the humidity levels won't be too bad. A light northeast breeze will keep the dew points in the 60s during the afternoon, so heat index values should remain below the 100 degree mark. Skies are expected to be sunny, with little if any rain.
A cold front will drift closer to the area around the mid week. This should bring a hot day on Tuesday. The return flow ahead of the cold front will increase the humidity levels, therefore heat index values will be climbing closer to the 100 degree mark. Some scattered showers will pop up Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday, the front will be diving southward across Texas. This is where more of the "cold" air will go. We'll only get a taste of the cooler air early Thursday into Thursday night.
Highs on Wednesday should continue to reach the 90 degree mark with storms becoming likely. Rains should end early Thursday as the front passes through. Temperatures will hold in the upper 80s on Thursday, with highs near 90 again on Friday. Perhaps a few will drop into the upper 60s at night, mainly areas to the west. Unfortunately the front will hang around toward the end of the week with rain chances back up, as well as humidity.
Tropical Depression #17 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Paulette. It formed in the central Atlantic. At this time it poses no threat to our area. Also Tropical Depression #18 has formed near the Cape Verde Islands. That system that might have a better chance of becoming a hurricane, but no threat to the Gulf of Mexico at this time.