Our dry time is officially on the clock. The dip to September level weather is ending as warm and humid air surges toward the state overnight.
A warm front is expected to sweep into the state by daybreak Wednesday bringing much more humid air and the threat of thunderstorms.
Dew points will jump as the front passes and we get right back into that thick, tropical air. A few gusty or even a severe storm could roam the area especially near the warm front Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center's SREF computer ensemble probability of severe shows a broad area of potential severe storms extending from Kansas into portions of Indiana by Wednesday evening. We will monitor.
Heavy downpours are a certainty, especially late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
EYES ON THE TROPICS
Speaking of tropical air - the Atlantic hurricane season may be shifting into high gear. Gaston, the 7th names tropical storm of the season is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday.
There are several areas being monitored and per the trusted Euro model, it carries a system (the one denoted in orange) east of the Lesser Antilles, into the Gulf of Mexico next week. A real eyebrow raiser and we will watch carefully!