Severe Storms Likely This Afternoon & Evening

High-Resolution North American Model, courtesy Pivotal Weather (time stamp upper right corner)

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).