SYNOPSIS – The dog days of summer are in full-force—especially humidity-wise! Afternoon temperatures will run near average in the low-mid 90s for the coming week, with muggy air not budging. The typical sea breeze thunderstorm pattern looks to kick in through the Panhandle on Friday, but at best, a few spotty showers will pop up inland. Saturday looks a tad drier, but early next week will need to be watched for an influx of tropical moisture that may promote heightened rain chances. Monday does look a little cloudier now, but eclipse viewing conditions should still be fair at this time.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear. Low near 75°. Winds W at 5 mph.
TOMORROW – Partly cloudy, a few isolated thunderstorms. High near 94°. Winds W at 5-10 mph.
TOMORROW NIGHT – Partly cloudy. Low near 76°. Winds light W.
SAT: Partly cloudy, slight rain chance. Low: 76° High: 94° 20%
SUN: Partly sunny, isolated showers and thunderstorms. Low: 74° High: 92° 30%
MON: Partly sunny, isolated showers and thunderstorms. Low: 75° High: 93° 30%
TUE: Partly cloudy, slight rain chance. Low: 75° High: 94° 20%
WED: Partly sunny, slight rain chance. Low: 74° High: 93° 20%
THU: Partly sunny, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low: 76° High: 92° 40%
COASTAL FORECAST FRIDAY– Light Chop on Coastal Lakes and Bays. Winds W at 10 kts. Seas 1-2 feet.
TROPICAL UPDATE – Gert is still a hurricane in the North Atlantic, and has moved well away from the Eastern Seaboard. Meanwhile, we turn our attention to a line of tropical disturbances making their way westward across the Atlantic. Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine looks the most favorable for development over the next 24-48 hours as it approaches the Lesser Antilles, and should maintain a westward track across the Southern Caribbean Sea. Invest 92L and another tropical wave just offshore the west coast of Africa should travel east-northeastward across the Atlantic Basin, and will be watched for further development over the next several days. Finally, a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the Bahamas warrants monitoring as it moves toward Florida—if not for tropical strengthening—for the chance for wet weather in the Gulf by Sunday.
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