Rest of the Weekend Forecast: Plenty of Sun & Heat
SUNDAY: Strong subtropical high over the southeast and a weak trough over the Gulf of Mexico will be driving our weather pattern in the short term. We will have a southeasterly flow and very limited rain chances. Most will stay dry for Sunday, but a stray shower or storm may be possible. Any storm may produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Rain chances are around 10%. Slightly above average highs in the mid 90s.
MONDAY: Once again, a very limited chance for rain as we start the last week of August. Rain chances are around 10%. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Lows in the low to mid 70s.
TUESDAY: Hot and dry conditions persist into the week. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Heat indices around 100°F.
WEDNESDAY & REST OF THE WEEK: Looks like rain chances may increase only slightly going into mid-week; however, our eyes are still on the tropics as Invest 99L inches closer into the Gulf of Mexico (See below). Added rain chances around 10% from Thursday-Saturday. Will adjust accordingly. Slightly above average highs in the mid 90s continue.
TROPICS: Once it does, we will have a better grasp on what will happen and where it will track. Currently, it’s still battling the hostile environment. A lot of rainfall for Hispaniola and the Bahamas, but the upper-level winds are keeping it from intensifying. The system is moving VERY slowly around 10 mph. The NHC only has a 50% chance for development during the next five days. Once it moves into the Gulf, it will encounter a slightly more favorable environment for development. All in all, it definitely still bears watching considering it has not torn itself apart yet. Also, current model trends the system into either the north central Gulf or northeastern Gulf. Just stay tuned. We will know more once it enters the Gulf. Stay tuned and check updates on the National Hurricane Center’s website.
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