As a frontal system drops south into the area today, widespread rain and storms are likely. A few storms could be strong producing heavy rainfall and lightning. An isolated storm or two could even produce gusty winds or small hail. Elevated storm coverage will continue on Wednesday.
The perk to these higher rain chances is that temperatures will stay below average. Highs will top out in the upper 80s thanks to the extra cloud cover and cooling rain.
As the frontal boundary pushes south and dissipates, slightly drier conditions are expected Thursday and Friday. Afternoon pop-ups are still likely. Over the weekend, high pressure will try to build in from the east. That will increase temperatures but still allow for daily storms.
There are no tropical systems threatening the Gulf of Mexico at this time.