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Getting Humid This Week

Daily Rain Chances Return
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Posted at 3:52 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 04:52:31-04

A bit more cloudiness will be in the area again today as moisture returns from the Gulf of Mexico. We've see a few isolated showers along the coast, and a few pockets of drizzle have moved inland this morning. As daytime heating kicks in, a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible with rain chances in the 20% range. The clouds should hold the temperatures down a few degrees compared to the very hot weekend, but heat index values will remain in the 103-105 range as the dew points will be rising. This will bring the comfort level down this week as sweaty weather will return. Best chance for rain this week will be Wednesday, with dropping chances again Thursday and Friday. By the weekend, and most of next week, we can expect afternoon storms just about each and every day.

The tropics aren't nearly as active as they've been in the past week. We still have Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the north Atlantic. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean are quiet. A couple of tropical waves are moving across the Atlantic Ocean with the best chance for development over the central Atlantic over the next few days. The GFS model is advertising another system next week, developing and taking a similar path as Dorian. Those extended models are also suggesting a stronger cold front heading southward too. As of now, the models keep anything tropical in the Atlantic. The cold front "wishcasting" can begin later next week.

Keep in mind, we're only just reaching the peak of the hurricane season. So there's a long way to go until November!