ANOTHER QUIET MORNING: After a round of strong to severe storms overnight for some of our northwestern counties, we are dry once again this morning.
The forecast will not change much for the foreseeable future; each day will feature mostly sunny skies with increasing humidity. Highs will today will be in the upper 90s. Heat Indices will be in the danger zone once again today, exceeding the triple digits.
THE WEEKEND: Not much change. Much of the same weather continues for the weekend with relatively dry weather tomorrow and Sunday with a great supply of sunshine and afternoon highs around the upper 90s. Showers will be pretty unlikely for the weekend.
NEXT WEEK: Very humid air will cover the region for the beginning of next week, as Cristobal passes to the east, continuing to leave us in a very dry, humid airmass. We might experience a few isolated showers and storms on Monday, but, we will quickly warm on Tuesday. There is high confidence that Tuesday might be DFW's first official 100 degree day of the year. The average first 100 degree day for DFW is usually July 1, so we are way ahead of schedule. Heat indices will likely reach the danger zone once again on Tuesday, so a Heat Advisory will likely be needed to address this concern. The rest of the week will feature more dry weather with highs in the mid 90s.
CRISTOBAL: The system is still inland this morning over the Yucatan of Mexico. It is a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph. It will begin its journey northward into the Gulf of Mexico tonight, and should regain tropical storm status. No real change has been made to the NHC forecast track; landfall will take place Sunday night along the Louisiana coast as a tropical storm.
Hurricane strength is unlikely, as the system will soon encounter dry air and moderate shear. Tropical storm watches will be required for portions of the Gulf later today.
ON THIS DAY IN 1976: When water began leaking from Idaho's new Teton Dam, there seemed to be no cause for alarm. On this date, warnings were frantic that the dam was about to break. As workers tried to shore up the crumbling dam, it crumbled shortly after 11 AM, sending 180 billion gallons of water pouring through Teton Canyon. 11 people lost their lives, but the toll would have been much higher if the dam had failed at night and residents had been asleep.
Look for the next blog update tomorrow by Logan Shipley... enjoy the day!