Good Wednesday morning everyone!
Meteorologist Ryan Michaels says the afternoon may get dangerously hot for Gulf, Franklin, Calhoun, and Liberty counties today.
It's a quiet start on radar over our skies with just a few clouds coming off some showers over Louisiana. We'll see another rain free morning commute, however, the afternoon is expected to once again turn unsettled with scattered storms. Dress comfy out the door and grab the shades for the morning, however, if you're going to be away from the coast this afternoon keep the umbrella close by.
Otherwise, it's a warm and humid morning with temperatures starting out in the mid to upper 70s and even feeling like the low 80s in some spots on the coast. We'll see some toasty temps again this afternoon as highs push up into the low to mid 90s on the coast to upper 90s inland. Feels like temperatures return to the triple digits, 100 to 105°. A Heat Advisory goes into effect at Noon EDT, 11am CDT, for Gulf, Franklin, Calhoun and Liberty counties today where the heat index could exceed advisory levels of 108°.
That heat and humidity will set off the sea breeze, as well as, some pop up scattered showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon. Most of them will be inland in the afternoon and away from the coast as the sea breeze pushes inland. Inland rain chance is around 60%.
However, we once again have a weak steering wind from the northwest that will impede how far inland the sea breeze front can go. Due to that weak northwesterly wind aloft we'll keep a small chance for a stray shower to show up on the coast. Coastal rain chances are only up to 10 to 20%.
This forecast will hold true as we head into Independence Day tomorrow as well. The good news about the afternoon storms, while they may send you indoors for an hour in the afternoon, they'll fade away as the sun sets in the evening. Just in time for fireworks!
For today, mostly to partly sunny skies with afternoon scattered showers or thunderstorms developing, more likely for inland communities away from the coast. Highs today reach the low to mid 90s on the coast to upper 90s inland with feels like temperatures pushing the low triple digits, 100-105°. Your 7 Day Forecast keeps these typical summery days going with hot and humid highs and afternoon storms popping up.
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