A persistent low pressure system will focus higher-than-average chances for rain and storms on the area for the next five to seven days.
TUESDAY FORECAST: Expect heat: AM 70s, PM lower 90s, heat index values near 100. Chance of showers and locally strong storms will grow to near 50%. Winds: light and southwest.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Shower and storm chances will peak Wednesday and Thursday near 60% and drop only slightly thereafter. Given the rain, late-week temperatures will cool to the 70s and 80s.
WEATHER HAZARDS FOR THE WEEK: The biggest threat any storms will pose is heavy rain and localized flooding. Other threats include lightning and locally strong, gusty winds.