StormTrack 12 Planning Forecast
TONIGHT: Mild and muggy with a few passing clouds with some early morning fog possible. Inland: 70-74, Beach: 74-78, Winds: S 5 mph.
LABOR DAY: Hot and humid with mostly sunny skies becoming partly cloudy with a handful of scattered showers and thunderstorms peppering the area. Not everyone gets wet. In general, storms will be quick to pass.
TUESDAY: Hot and humid with a few afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms. These would not be severe, but could have some heavy downpours. Inland: 90-94, Beach:86-88.
DISCUSSION: High pressure will stay put over our area. This will help to steer a few systems north of us, but it will also feed in a lot of heat and humidity this week. Expect daytime highs to hit 90° consistently every afternoon. Tues- Thurs it will feel more like 100°. We will see plenty of sunshine this week with a few afternoon storms each day.
Extra heat and humidity traveling up from the south will help give us plenty of fuel for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday into Thursday a cold front looks to sweep in from the north, triggering even more showers and thunderstorms.
The Climate Prediction Center has given us a good chance of being warmer than average through the first two weeks of September. We also have a better chance of being wetter than average, although the certainty for the rain is not as strong as for the heat.
TROPICS: There are several open waves in the Atlantic we are watching. A robust wave off of Africa and a small wave near the Lesser Antilles Islands are slowly tracking west. At this point, neither looks like they have a chance of becoming more defined in the next few days. A wave near the Yucatan Peninsula has been given a 60% chance of becoming a defined tropical depression in the next week.