StormTrack 12 Planning Forecast
TONIGHT: Mild and muggy with a few passing clouds. Inland: 70-74, Beach: 74-78, Winds: S 5 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny to partly sunny, hot and humid. Expect a few pop up sea breeze storms. These will be garden variety, tracking inland through the day. Inland: 88-92, Beach: 86-88, Winds: S/SE 5-10 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.
DISCUSSION: Labor Day weekend is the unofficial “start” of fall, but we are going to feel very summerlike over the next week or two. Expect hot and humid conditions each day with plenty of sunshine. Humidity will make it feel close to 100° Tues-Thurs of this week. Two separate cold fronts will give us enhanced chances on Monday and Wednesday. Storms shouldn’t be severe, but could give some gusty winds and temporarily heavy downpours.
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 20% chance of becoming a defined tropical depression in the next week, even if it does continue to form it looks to quickly track into Mexico, bringing only gusty winds and rain.