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Jun 10, 2013 10:24 AM by Dave Baker

A Hot Week Ahead

Hot, summertime weather will continue this week with a few cooling storms today, but then staying mostly dry Tuesday through Thursday.  Afternoon highs should reach 90 with a heat index about 95 before the afternoon storms roll in around midday.  An old stationary front is draped across central Louisiana and an upper level low pressure area is located along the Texas Gulf coast.  Both of these features should allow for some afternoon lift getting some scattered storms to develop.  

Tuesday a ridge of high pressure will build over the area, suppressing the lift associated with daytime heating.  Afternoon showers will become more limited, and with extra sunshine, temperatures will soar into the low 90s with the heat index closer to 100.  Dry weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday with a few showers returning by the weekend.  Afternoon temperatures will reach the mid 90s by Friday and Saturday, and the heat index could hit 105!

Tropics are quiet today and no activity is expected through Wednesday.

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