Hot, with a side of Active Tropics (7/10)

VICTORIA, Texas – Despite the fact that humidity values right now are under 50% in many locations, it still feels excruciatingly hot outside. As we head into the weekend, the pattern of heat will continue. The only difference is that we will begin to see more cloud cover and chances for rain. Starting as soon as tomorrow, we begin to have chances for rain showers creep into the forecast, peaking Friday through Sunday. This is thanks to the Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC 2) that will form into Tropical Storm Barry sometime today. We are not concerned with the prospect of a Texas landfall at this moment, as most models come to the consensus of a landfall in Louisiana.

We do need the rainfall, as we are currently around 6 inches behind our normal totals here in the Crossroads. Sadly, I don’t think we will get enough to fully catch up on these scattered chances alone. As of right now, there are only a few areas in the western part of our coverage area that are experiencing abnormally dry conditions. If we continue on a trend of lacking rainfall however, I see this very easily spreading into the rest of the Crossroads area.

High temperatures will continue to trend in the mid to upper 90s throughout the week, with lows in the upper 70s. Besides the rain chances, expect partly cloudy skies throughout the week, except for tomorrow when it will be our last day of mostly sunny conditions.