As August arrives, it appears that the weather pattern will remain quite similar to that of the latter part of July, with the daily chance of scattered, mainly afternoon, showers and thunderstorms into the weekend.
After a morning start in the mid-70s look for partly sunny skies Friday with temperatures rising into the upper 80s to near 90 before scattered showers and some thunderstorms kick-in, especially during the afternoon hours.
Rain chance Friday should be in the 30-40% range, but should gradually increase to 40-50% as the weekend wears on.
Daytime highs this weekend will still approach 90 degrees, with heat indices likely topping-out in the upper 90s.
Moving into next week, the unusual pattern of late July will continue through the first 10 days of August with a series of upper disturbances/frontal troughs approaching the region from the north through next week.
This will likely spike our prospects for showers and thunderstorms on or around Monday, the same Wednesday, and perhaps early next weekend too.
In between the aforementioned days, expect scattered storms with rain chances closer to the 20-40% range.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
Meanwhile, in the tropics, per the National Hurricane Center, an area of disturbed weather in the mid-Tropical Atlantic has a 70% chance of developing in the next 5 days.
The disturbance has not looked particularly impressive on satellite imagery Thursday, so its future may become a little more doubtful, nonetheless, areas such as the Northeast Caribbean will be watching this potential weather-maker into the weekend.
Interestingly enough, the longer range models are not that high on a developing system, and if it should develop, this might occur as this system transitions into the process of getting swept back out into the open Atlantic...at this time, this disturbance poses no threats to the Gulf of Mexico.
Farther west, it's busy in the Central Pacific, with weakening Hurricane Erick, likely to skirt just south of Hawaii as a tropical storm, while farther east, Tropical Storm Flossie, could then threaten the Aloha State and move just north of Big Island as a weak to mid-range tropical storm by early next week.