THE WARMER TEMPS RETURN
High pressure builds in clearing skies tonight. With the dry conditions and clear skies, this will allow temperatures to plummet quickly to the 50s by tomorrow morning. This also may result in patchy fog.
Plenty of sunshine and less cloud cover will help to warm us into the upper 70s to low 80s. We turn up the heat and humidity heading into the weekend thanks to high pressure moving east and changing the flow. Winds will come in from the southwest, pulling in more moisture and warming up temperatures.
Highs will reach the mid 80s for Saturday, upper 80s by the second half of the weekend. With the heat and humidity increasing and a weak disturbance coming in from Ohio on Sunday, there will be a threat for isolated showers and thunderstorms late in the day.
The warmer than average stretch continues into September with the possibility of hitting 90 degrees. The daily heat and humidity, along with some upper level energy, may spark a few isolated storms Monday and Tuesday. Hot and humid for Wednesday but it is looking dry with highs around 90.
WATCHING THE TROPICS
We need to watch the east coast next week. The National Hurricane Center takes Tropical Storm “Erika” up through the U.S. and British Virgin Islands then skims the east coast of Florida. Models are in good agreement with this track too. The forecast is for the tropical storm to become a category 1 hurricane. Still several days away so if you have interests along the southeast and east coast or plans to travel, we will keep you posted on the storm and the forecast track.
Have a super Friday everyone!