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Steady temps, scarce pops

1 year 3 months 9 hours ago July 22, 2015 Jul 22, 2015 Wednesday, July 22 2015 July 22, 2015 5:51 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather
By: Meteorologist Josh Eachus

The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days.


Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an afternoon high in the mid 90s. Along with this heat and humidity, marine breezes will try to force out a quick batch of afternoon showers to offer gardens, lawns and us some brief relief. Overnight it will remain muggy with a low in the upper 70s.

Looking ahead: The rest of the week will feature similarly isolated afternoon shower chances. In addition, a pattern of hotter and more humid conditions than usual will persist. Expect morning sun, afternoon cumulus clouds and highs in the mid 90s. Heat indices will exceed 105° at times. Nights won't offer much relief with lows barely dipping below 80°. Even hotter temperatures are lining up for the weekend.


Forecast Discussion: The dry patch of air aloft that brought lighter shower coverage on Tuesday is filling back in with some moisture. This will again briefly bump rain chances for Wednesday Afternoon with isolated activity dotting the radar screen by afternoon. Normal marine breeze initiation is expected with a general northward motion into the afternoon hours. A couple of weak impulses swinging around the sturdy upper ridge over Texas may enhance the rain opportunity Wednesday and again on Thursday. By the weekend, this heat ridge is expected to nudge closer while at the surface a high will move from east to west through the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Together, the two will result in even more sparse shower chances and additional warmth. A run at triple digits isn't out of the question Saturday through Monday with heat advisories likely to be posted again.


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