A hot ridge of high pressure will continue to govern our weather in the short term. A relatively cooler air mass will flow into our area this weekend and early next week.
WEDNESDAY: Stay cool and hydrated! Highs: mainly low and mid 90s. Max heat index values: mainly 100 – 106. Skies: hazy and sunny. Cooling storm chance: 20 - 30% mainly for the afternoon.
EXTENDED: Expect similar heat levels for Thursday. By the weekend and into early next week, daily highs will shrink to the 80s. Storm chances: 30 - 40% Thu - Sat, near 20% early next week.
TROPICS: Wednesday: no active storms. Late this week or this weekend, an Atlantic tropical wave of low pressure has a chance to develop into a tropical storm as it enters the Caribbean Sea.
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things getting a bit more active. A tropical wave has formed off the northeast coast of South America. This system has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours. Another wave between the Leeward Islands and the African coast has a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days.