Same story different day – hot, humid and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon hours of Tuesday. Temperatures and the heat index will be increasing quickly through the afternoon hours ahead of showers and thunderstorms. Heat indices will be nearing the 100° and could hold there for several hours in areas that don’t receive some relief from the heat this afternoon. The greatest chance for storms will be east of I-75 and near Highway 301 where some isolated strong storms will be possible as well.
A weak tropical wave will be increasing rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The wave will drag tropical moisture in overhead and enhance the shower and thunderstorm activity. Rain will be starting earlier and become more widespread in the afternoon hours both days. Drier air behind it will allow for rain chances to drop back down to near normal for this time of year for Friday into the weekend.