THIS EVENING: Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms in our western counties. Further east, skies are partly sunny and will stay dry for the evening. Temperatures will fall from around 80 to the upper 60’s to near 70.
MORNING: Partly sunny with patchy fog in spots. Isolated shower possible mainly west, otherwise it will be a dry morning. Lows will be near seasonal averages in the low to mid 60s.
TOMORROW: Most of the day looks dry. There could be isolated showers to the west and in the evening there will be a chance for a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the east but much of the day time hours will be rain free. Highs will range from the upper 70’s in the west to the lower 80’s elsewhere.
OUTLOOK: We are looking at an unsettled day Thursday as an upper level low swings by closely as it tracks by us. Chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will not bring heavy rainfall but temperatures will remain in the 70’s. Friday the front may be close enough to trigger an isolated shower or thunderstorm but much of the day should remain dry with the high taking over. Sun will mix with sunshine and highs will be cooler in the upper 70s. Heading into the weekend, confidence with the forecast goes down because the modeling is different with the forecast solution. Right now we keep it dry with partly sunny skies and a high in the upper 70’s to near 80. Dry trend will continue into early next week with high pressure at the surface and the upper level pattern looks to shift with the ridge positioned over us. This will result in the warmest temperatures in several days warming up into the low to mid 80’s.
THE TROPICS: National Hurricane Center is watching an area of disturbed weather which may become our next tropical system in the next few days. Long range models show a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico by the middle of next week. We’ll be watching closely but if you have plans to travel to the Gulf Coast in two weeks, you may want to keep an eye on the forecast.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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