The heat continues into the new work week with low end rain chances. Isolated thunderstorms will begin winding down this evening, leaving us with another warm and muggy night. Lows will fall into the lower 70s.
Monday and Tuesday will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and heat indexes topping 100°. Although a stray storm can’t be ruled out, rain chances are very slim.
The pollen count will also be soaring into the high range with Ragweed back in the air.
By the middle of the week, a weak cold front will near the area. That will allow a few more thunderstorms to develop during the afternoons of Wednesday and Thursday. It will also usher in slightly less humid air for the late week.
Drier air will continue to filter in over Labor Day weekend, meaning slim rain chances, comfortable overnights and hot, but not oppressive afternoons.
As for the tropics, Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the Florida Straits. The National Hurricane Center has this strengthening into Tropical Storm Hermine over the next few days as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.
Be sure to check back for updates as the track could change. Right now, it looks like heavy rain and gusty winds will mostly likely affect areas near and especially east of Panama City by the middle of the week before crossing over into the Atlantic and heading up the east coast.
Meteorologist Lauren Jones
WAFF48 First Alert Weather