As Bill mentioned in the morning forecast , the heat and humidity are on the rise and will come to a head on Wednesday as temps push 90 degrees. A cold front will break the heat by Thursday with improving conditions by Thursday afternoon. Looking ahead the Climate Prediction Center has our region under 40%-50% chances of below normal temps in the 6-10 day range and equal odds in the 8-14 day range. In short, once we get through this next 48-54 hours of warm temps, we may be looking at an extended period of more comfortable weather across the region.
A quick glance at the tropics shows a mostly quite Atlantic basin, with a tropical depression possibly bringing unsettled weather to the Caribbean by Thursday. It is unlikely this storm will develop into a Tropical Storm, if it does in fact reach TS strength with winds of 39 MPH or higher the storm would be named Bertha. Below is the expected strength and course for this depression.