Summer officially arrived yesterday, and it is safe to say that it arrived in its typical style - hot, humid and only a few pop-up showers and storms.
Blistering heat and humidity will continue through early next week; high temperatures today and Sunday will surge into the mid 90s. Throw in some oppressive humidity, and it will feel like 102-107 degrees both weekend days.
A few lucky souls will get a quick, cooling shower or storm. Unfortunately, once the rain ends, that will only jack the humidity up even higher, so the relief will be temporary in nature.
With all of this heat, any storms that do pop up will have plenty of “juice" to fuel them. So, a few of them could be capable of producing gusty wind and frequent lightning. We’ll note the Storm Prediction Center has outlooked much of our area in their “Slight” (Low) risk for severe thunderstorms. The primary concern is gusty wind; there’s no real tornado risk in this setup.