Tropics Heating Up

Posted at 4:39 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 07:04:50-04

We are looking for another round of isolated showers for the end to the holiday weekend. However, the rain chances will be on the increase as we move into the workweek.

The forecast for today calls for partly sunny skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Expect an afternoon high around 93 degrees. Winds will be light out of the southeast at 10 to 15 miles per hour this afternoon.

The forecast for tonight calls for mostly cloudy skies with a few light showers, We will see an overnight low around 77 degrees. We are looking for increasing moisture Tuesday through Thursday. This will lead to more scattered showers with the potential for some pretty heavy rain. Our daytime high temperatures will drop into the lower 90’s with overnight lows in the mid 70’s.

The tropics are definitely starting to heat up. There is the potential for a tropical depression or storm to develop near Florida by late afternoon. This will move into the Gulf of Mexico and travel to the Northwest. Tropical Storm watches and warnings have already been issued from Louisiana to the panhandle of Florida. The storm will likely make landfall near New Orleans late tomorrow night into Wednesday morning. The impacts for the Coastal Ben could be higher surf and a high risk of rip currents for the latter half of the workweek.