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Hot and dry start to the week; Tropics heating up

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:37:33-04

Good Sunday evening everyone! After an absolute scorcher out there today, temperatures will settle back into the mid 70s overnight tonight and into Monday morning.

We may see a few isolated storms develop overnight in response to a weak cold front that will be pushing through the area, but most of us should remain quiet.

We'll be on the backside of a deepening trough the next couple of days which means drier, more stable air will look to move into the area. Rain chances will remain pretty minimal at least through mid-week.

With a northerly flow in place, temperatures will still easily be able to climb into the mid to upper 90s, but with dew points potentially sitting in the 60s the next couple of days, it may not feel quite as humid and oppressive out there. But let's not kid ourselves, upper 90s for highs is still downright hot!

More moisture and slightly higher rain chances will return for late week as highs return to the lower 90s. Y'all have a great week!

In the Tropics: It's hard to blink this time of year when it comes to the tropics because you may miss a new area of interest that pops up.

I'll start with the good news... Josephine and Kyle are all but history, so no need to discuss those systems any longer.

However, we now have two new areas of interest out in the Atlantic that we are keeping an eye one.

The first is just to the east of the Lesser Antilles while the other has just emerged from the African coast.

They have both given a 40% chance of development in the next 5 days by the NHC as they gradually head westward.

It is still WAY too early to say where they may end up or if they even fully develop. We can only monitor at this time. We will continue to watch these systems in the coming days, so you'll want to stay with the KATC storm team for the very latest.