Mid Summer-like heat and humidity ahead... A Heat Advisory continues in the Delta where afternoon heat indices will run between 105 and 110 through the end of this week. For the rest of us, highs run above average with temperatures in the middle 90s and heat indices between 100 and 105 along with hit and miss showers and storms. No real change through the weekend; fortunately, humidity levels will back down slightly, but still very hot.
In the tropics, we're tracking a wave located near Puerto Rico. This system could become a tropical storm within the next couple days as it tracks northwest. If the system hold together, it will likely impact the the Florida Peninsula late this weekend or early next week. It is simply too early to determine exact intensity and exact track. Bottom line, no reason for alarm along the Gulf Coast as of now, but certainly something that bears watching over the coming days into next week. We'll keep you posted!