Finally, we have something to chat about besides the heat and humidity. We’ll have the opportunity for a day or two of isolated to scattered storms. This activity isn’t going to be widespread nor will it put a damper on the humidity. What these showers may do is help provide a short-term cool off. If it’s going to be humid I’d personally rather it be in the 70s and 80s versus 100s. Any storm that gets going today could produce frequent cloud to ground lightning, brief heavy rainfall, and localized wind gusts over 50 MPH. Lightning strikes could start grass fires especially those that occur outside of precipitation cores. Lightning can strike over 15 miles away from a parent thunderstorm. If you hear thunder you’re close enough to be struck. When thunder roars go indoors! Isolated to widely scattered storms will be possible again on Monday, but the heat dome will squash those chances by Tuesday. Continued above-average temperatures are expected this week. We may see a slight lessening of the heat toward Friday as the heat dome tries to shift a bit west. Otherwise, expect much of the same weather through August unless we end up with tropical mischief.
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A weather weenie since early childhood, David began storm chasing in his junior year of high school in 2008. He’s been hooked ever since! His vision helped Texas Storm Chasers become the social media powerhouse and information hub TSC followers have come to expect during high-impact events. While he moved to Oklahoma in 2013 with his better half [Paige] he remains passionate about Texas weather and continues storm chasing to this day across the United States.