The combination of heat and oppressive humidity will aid in the development of scattered to numerous thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. A trough will be sliding through the area as well adding a focal point for lift in the atmosphere.
Storms today could contain frequent lightning, hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch May be issued later this afternoon.
Flash flooding will also be a concern today given the very moist atmosphere with dew points in the lower 70s (oppressive humidity).