TROPICAL STORM GORDON: The National Hurricane Center has confirmed Tropical Storm Gordon has formed near the Florida Keys this morning. This storm will continue to move northwest into the Gulf later today, and will make landfall somewhere along the central Gulf coast late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The main threat with this system will be heavy rainfall.
TODAY/TUESDAY: A typical late-summer pattern for our area, with highs in the low 90s, a heat index in the upper 90s and low 100s, and a few isolated downpours in the afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Cloudy skies and scattered tropical downpours will be likely as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast, and outer bands push across our area. Some spots may see some meaningful and significant rain, while other spots stay more dry than wet. Temperatures will drop due to cloud cover and rain, into the low to mid 80s Wednesday and upper 80s and a few low 90s Thursday. Be sure to keep up with this forecast, as any changes to Gordon’s strength and path could significantly change our forecast here.
FRI/SAT/SUN: As Gordon moves west, slightly more typical weather returns to our area. High temperatures return to the low 90s, with a few scattered showers and storms possible Friday into the weekend.