We will have mostly cloudy conditions tonight with lows in the upper 70s. It will be muggy and breezy with winds from the south at 5-15mph gusting up to 20mph.
Rain chances increase Friday as an upper level disturbance moves in. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 1pm. Chance of precipitation is 60% with chances for flooding. Due to the rainfall temperatures will be a bit cooler with highs in the mid-90s.
Low flood threat Friday:
The majority of folks will see a tenth of an inch to half an inch of rain from the showers and storms. Locally higher amounts are likely with thunderstorms. The highest risk for flooding is by the coast.
Most 100 degree days in a year:
With Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s high of 101 degrees we are now in 5th place for the most 100 degree days in a year. Records go back to 1889.
Rain chances are likely this weekend. Heat ramps up next week.
Tracking the topics:
NOAA and CSU updated their tropical forecast on Thursday and both groups still expect an above average season. The presence of La Nina, weaker Atlantic trade winds, an active west African monsoon and a strong Bermuda high helped the forecasters determine the numbers being above average. The total number of named storms and major hurricanes has decreased by one from NOAA due to some variability in the Sea Surface Temperatures across the Atlantic.
No tropical development is expected in the Atlantic in the next five days. We are more than 1/3 of the way through the season but 92% of seasonal activity is to come. August through October accounts for 78% of tropical storm days and 96% of major hurricane days. So far we’ve had three named storms. Make sure you’re prepared for the rest of our hurricane season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.