Hot and humid air continues to move north, and while we weren’t humid today, we did warm up to the middle 80s. A warm front approaches overnight, and that will bring both thunderstorm chances and those humid temperatures.
The first concern for this forecast is the storm chances. They will have a lot of energy from the front and jet stream, and they can use that humid air as additional fuel. Expect a few storms overnight close to daybreak, but these may not be very widespread. We are expecting a round starting between mid morning and midday, with additional afternoon development.
Some storms with each round may be strong to severe, with the main hazards being hail and straight line wind gusts. The air will be feeling humid, too, with dew points in the mid 60s by tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures will be held down from their potential due to the clouds and rain, but they should still make at least 80 degrees.
With sunshine Friday through Sunday the temperatures will be able to reach their potential near or above 90! With dew points in the low to mid 70s especially Saturday and Sunday, it will feel like the upper 90s when factoring in the heat index.
Another reminder: heat is the number one weather related killer in the United States, so make sure you prepare and have ways to keep cool all weekend.