Most of us will stay dry this morning, but isolated storms will develop as we head into the afternoon. Because of the hit or miss nature of those storms, there will be plenty that stay rain free for much of today.
Highs will be into the mid 90s this afternoon. The heat index this afternoon should be around 100° during the hottest part of the day. Winds will be out of the southwest at 5-10 mph. Our storm chance increases late this evening as a cluster of storms could approach the Valley from the northwest around 8-9 p.m.
Thursday looks to be the stormiest day of the upcoming week as a couple rounds of storms are possible starting with the morning. Some storms could be strong-to-severe with frequent lightning, heavy rain, and damaging wind gusts. With more numerous storms expected throughout the day, it should be a cooler afternoon with highs staying in the 80s. Rain should diminish by the evening, but additional scattered storms are possible on Friday.
Highs Friday afternoon should be into the upper 80s to near 90. We’re going to be warmer on Saturday as highs get back into the lower/middle 90s. Storm coverage should be lower Saturday afternoon, but a few isolated t’storms could still develop. The heat continues to build into next week.
Highs Sunday and Monday will be into the mid 90s. We should remain dry Sunday, but isolated storms are in the forecast for the start of the next work week. Temperatures should cool off some towards the middle of the week.
-Meteorologist David Ernst