Weekend sizzler with storms expected, Tropics waking up!

Fred eyes a landfall this weekend in Florida, soon to be named Grace on his heels in the Atlantic

Another scorcher this afternoon with a chance for some strong storms
Another scorcher this afternoon with a chance for some strong storms

Today:

Friday and into the weekend will be a continuation of the hot, humid forecast we’ve seen through the week so far. High temperatures will be in the mid-90s, but “feels like” temperatures will be well over 100 degrees. We are not under a Heat Advisory but one could be issued for later this afternoon.

There is a chance to see an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm later this afternoon as plenty of moisture continues to pump into the region from the Gulf. Most storms will fire up through late afternoon, settling down later this evening.

Another scorcher this afternoon with a chance for some strong storms

The weekend:

A weak cold front will nose into north Texas this weekend but should fall apart before it makes it to the greater Houston area. However, it will likely beef up our rain chances for Sunday afternoon. Not a washout but keep an eye to the sky as we could see a more widespread coverage for much of the afternoon. Plenty of heat with highs again back into the mid 90s.

Plenty of heat for the weekend with more stormy weather in the afternoon next week

Tropics:

Tropical Depression Fred:

The Atlantic Basin is heating up! Tropical Depression FRED is on the move over the eastern edge of Cuba today and eventually toward Florida by early Saturday. Fred will bring heavy rain across much of Florida this weekend.

Fred is on track to drench much of Florida through this weekend

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven:

PTC #7, which will soon become Tropical Storm Grace, has formed in the Atlantic and is looking to take a very similar track to Fred through the Caribbean and potentially towards The Bahamas and possibly Florida by late week. Neither storm appears to be a threat to the Texas coastline at this time.

A new storm has formed in the Atlantic and will track into the Caribbean similar to Fred

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