NOAA calling for an above average hurricane season for 2021
TROPICS: NOAA released their Atlantic Hurricane Season 2021 Forecast on Thursday. They are calling for an above average season once again with 13-20 named storms, 6-10 of them could become hurricanes. 3-5 of those could become major Category 3 or higher hurricanes. This comes as no surprise as they recently updated their average hurricane season numbers based off the data from 1991-2020. A tropical disturbance out in the Atlantic has a 70-90% chance of development over the next few days. It will most likely become , the first named storm of the . No concern for the U.S. with this one. The season officially begins June 1.
SUMMARY: Bright sunshine and warmer weather is going to settle into the region and keep us nice and quiet for the next week or so. It’ll be a good stretch of weather for outdoor activities, chores, or anything else. Humidity levels look to remain not too bad through the weekend.
THURSDAY: A mix of sun & clouds. Highs in the mid 80s. Breezy SE winds 10-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the low 60s.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies for the end of the workweek. Continuing to get warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overnight lows in the 60s.
WEEKEND: Bright sunshine and very warm. Highs ranging from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Overnight lows in the 60s.
MONDAY-TUESDAY: Staying sunny and warm. Highs in the lower 90s.
WEDNESDAY: A few clouds will start building back in with the sunshine. Could see a stray shower or two with the daytime heating as the humidity and moisture levels start going up a bit. Highs near 90 degrees.