Forecast discussion: Right now, high pressure over the Central U.S.is giving us beautiful weather. It was almost picture perfect on Monday, with lower high temperatures and less humidity. We will continue to see this weather for Tuesday. However, we will begin to see a little bit of moisture move in for Wednesday and Thursday. Winds will slowly return to a southerly direction, allowing for more moisture to move up north. Our high temperatures will slowly rise back to the upper 80’s by Friday.
Also, the air will begin to feel more humid. A weak frontal boundary will move northward, and we will have the chance at seeing an isolated shower or thunderstorm on Friday. We will see mostly cloudy skies by Saturday, with another small chance at some showers or thunderstorms in the evening. By Sunday, a cold front coming from the central U.S. will move slowly eastward. I think the best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be late Sunday afternoon into Monday. Temperatures, however, will slowly lower into the lower 80’s by next Monday.
In the tropics, there is not tropical activity at this time in the Atlantic. In the Pacific, Hurricane Daniel will begin to lower to a tropical storm in the next 12 hours. Winds will move below hurricane strength as it begins to reach cooler waters. Hurricane Emilia will remain with maximum winds of 130 mph for the next 12-18 hours. Finally, there is an area of development behind Emilia. At this time, it is located several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. There is a 30 percent chance this disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms becomes a tropical cyclone within 48 hours.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear skies and not as warm with the low falling to 62.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 85. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 7-10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 63. Winds will shift to the north after midnight, but become light.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny with a high of 85.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 62.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a high of 85.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 66.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny with an afternoon shower/thunderstorm possible. Highs 86-89, lows 65-68.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower or thunderstorm. Highs 88-91, lows 66-69.
Sunday: Partly sunny early, with showers/thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84-87, lows 64-67.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers/thunderstorms. Highs 82-85, lows 64-67.