More Hot and Very Humid for Tuesday, but Extended Wetness is on the Way!

Crossroads residents will need to endure another very hot and humid afternoon for Tuesday, but a pattern shift will allow deep tropical moisture and instability to provide welcome rains for several days thereafter. The large and persistent upper level heat ridge is shifting well to our northeast, and that will enable a series of tropical waves to move westward through the Gulf of Mexico. The first system arrives Wednesday, followed by frequent showers and thunderstorms into the first of next week. The added bonus of ridding the area of African dust also will be most welcome.