Above-average heat, scattered storms on Friday

Published: August 5, 2022 7:33 AM EDT
Updated: August 8, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

High temperatures return to the lower to mid-90s. After a mostly sunny start, expect increasing cloud cover as the day progresses. High humidity will make temperatures feel like the WINK News viewing area is experiencing triple-digit heat for periods of time. 

Scattered thunderstorm chances will increase into the early afternoon. A few isolated rain showers will form around noon before more substantial thunderstorms organize in the late afternoon hours. These will likely remain below severe criteria. Regardless, gusty winds and lighting are the primary hazards with any of our storms.

This weekend will feature a similar forecast. Saharan dust returns in a big way next week, lowering our air quality and creating hazy skies as early as Tuesday. The tropics are remaining quiet, thanks to this dust. No named storms are expected by The Weather Authority to form over the next five days.