Powerful Morning Thunderstorms Douse Crossroads, Leave Wind Damage

Two to Four-plus Inches of Rain in Crossroads

Very much welcomed and beneficial rainfall fell in conjunction with strong to severe thunderstorms during the early morning hours today in the Crossroads, but the associated extreme winds cause downed trees and other minor damage. The storms are now history, and after briefly milder conditions the heat and humidity are soon to return. Expect only isolated showers on Tuesday, but afternoon heat indices between 108 and 112 degrees will be the rule through the rest of the work week. The upper air ridge responsible for the extreme heat and trapped humidity migrates eastward over the Gulf of Mexico by this weekend, opening allowing weak disturbances to bring low-end rain chances. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will appear Saturday through Monday, with best rain chances on Sunday. Highs will be in the middle to upper 90s, with lows from the upper 70s to around 80.