Showers and thunderstorms are winding down this evening but some areas will still see a passing shower or two through 8pm. Temperatures will continue to fall back into the 80s where they will hold most of the night.
Most 100 degree days in a year:
With Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s high of 101 degrees we are now in 4th place for the most 100 degree days in a year. Records go back to 1889.
There are a no days next week where we will climb to near 100 degrees, thankfully! However, rain chances will hold around 20-30% for most of the week until a dying cool front will sag close to us by the end of the week. It won’t bring much in the way of cool air but it will beef up our rain chances.
Tracking the tropics:
After what seems like weeks of inactivity, the Tropics may be waking up a bit. The National Hurricane Center has indicated an area in the eastern Atlantic has a 40% chance of development into a tropical system in the next five days. Long-range models do not appear to make it a threat for the mainland US but we’ll be watching!
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. Make sure you’re prepared for the rest of our hurricane season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.