Tropics Heating Up.


TROPICS: In addition to monitoring showers and storms here, the tropics are a bit active today as well, which is a bit unusual for this early in the season. There are two areas of interest that have a good chance of developing into a tropical cyclone soon. One cyclone is west of the windward islands in the Atlantic, still a ways away from the US, but another is near the Yucatan Peninsula and drifting into the western Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf storm is one to watch, although the main impact from the Gulf storm would likely be heavy rain. Because of this tropical activity, the forecast beyond Wednesday is still fluid and changing. We will keep you up to date on these systems as we go through the rest of the week.

TODAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day. Rain chance around 60%. A couple of storms could be stronger in the afternoon, although the severe weather threat looks low. Highs in the afternoon will reach the upper 80s.

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TUES/WEDS: We stay mainly dry and comfortable through Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in the mid 80s. We can’t totally rule out a stray shower or storm. Rain chance around 10%.

THURSDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day. Highs in the mid 80s. Rain chances this far out may see significant changes due to potential tropical impacts. For now, we’ll keep the rain chance at 60%.

FRIDAY: More scattered showers and storms. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Chance of rain 60%.

WEEKEND: Scattered showers and storms continue through the weekend. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain will vary from 40-60%.