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Hot-Scattered PM Storms

Posted: 3:34 AM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 04:34:21-04

Another very humid morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. There have been a few lingering showers over northern areas and those will dissipate by sunrise. A few storms are noted along the coast and in the offshore waters, those will linger into the mid morning hours. Expect another hot and humid day today with a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Most of the storms will occur this afternoon and this evening, very similar to conditions we saw Monday.

 

Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 90s before the storms develop. Expect heat index values to run between 100 and 105. Once the clouds and the storms push in, most areas will drop back into the mid to upper 80s. Rains will eventually diminish as we lose the daytime heating this evening. Overnight, skies will clear out.

 

Looking ahead to the mid week, scattered storms will continue during the afternoon with highs in the lower 90s. Afternoon storms should continue into the weekend. High pressure may rebuild next week dropping the rain chances by Monday and Tuesday.

A low pressure area over the central Atlantic has more potential for development today, and the National Hurricane Center says there’s a 50% chance it will become a tropical system over the next few days. There’s no threat to land at this time. The rest of the Gulf, Caribbean, and Atlantic areas are quiet this morning.