Temps will gradually creep back towards the triple digits this week as high pressure increases to our west. Highs overall tomorrow will range 3 to 5 degrees above average, and most everyone will be in the 90s, so not too out of control. But by Wednesday and through the end of the week, we’ll be seeing highs creep a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal and back into the 100s…especially for the panhandle and our west Texas regions similar to what they experienced this past weekend. We’ll see highs in the 100 to 105 degree range through at least Thursday…and possibly Friday as well before another weak cool front is forecast to drop down into the panhandle which will help cool things off a bit over the coming weekend.
Coastal areas will see a typical summertime pattern tomorrow afternoon with pop up showers developing along and just off the coast during peak heating. A few showers and storms may also be possible once again further inland much like we saw this afternoon. Coverage will be scattered to widespread and not everyone will be impacted, but will be something to keep an eye on if you’re heading to the coast tomorrow afternoon. For folks in the panhandle region, scattered strong to severe storms are expected to develop by mid to late afternoon to the north across southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico which may then move south/southeast into the northern panhandle during the late evening to early overnight hours. Coverage here is also expected to be scattered, but a few of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and large hail as the primary threats. We will see a similar scenario Wednesday, although depending on the eventual track of what is expected to become Tropical Storm Cindy, coastal regions may or may not see an uptick in the threat of more widespread rain and storms. If you missed David’s blog earlier today on our latest tropical system moving into the Gulf, click the following link – Monday Afternoon Tropical Update Everywhere else, just hot and dry with little chances for rain in the immediate forecast.