Upper Air Heat Ridge Locked in Place this Week; Any Rain Chances?

A large dome of upper level high pressure will linger over the Lone Star State through the work week, resulting in extreme heat and humidity as well as repressing any chance at meaningful rainfall. Although a weak cold front eases into the area Tuesday underneath that ridge, its potential to generate showers and thunderstorms will be limited because of subsidence (downward vertical motion caused by the upper level ridge). Expect only isolated showers and a few fleeting thunderstorms Tuesday and early Wednesday; otherwise, we will need to wait until early next week for rain, when the upper ridge relocates to the Deep South.

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