Tonight: Mainly clear skies overnight. Patchy fog may be possible. Morning lows will be in the low to mid 70s.
Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot. Make sure you take proper precautions if you are outdoors between 10 AM and 6 PM. Stay cool, hydrated, and wear sunscreen. Highs will be in the mid 90s. A front will begin to approach the region on Sunday. A couple of showers will be possible late in the day on Sunday. Rain coverage should not be higher than 30 percent. Highs in the mid 90s.
Monday: A shower or two may be possible early in the morning. We will still warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s, but humidity will steadily drop throughout the day. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 60s.
Tuesday – Friday: Humidity will be low and we will stay dry. It will finally feel like fall with highs in the low and mid 80s and mornings in the 50s. If the storm ends up going to Florida, it will reinforce the cooler and drier air and temperatures would be even cooler than what we are currently forecasting. Winds will be strong out of the north by the middle of the week. Stay tuned for possible changes.
Tracking the Tropics: Fiona is accelerating toward the Canadian Maritimes as a powerful system. Tropical Storm Gaston is not a threat. Tropical Storm Hermine developed off the coast of Africa.
Tropical Storm Ian developed Friday night. It will track across the Caribbean and enter a more favorable environment for development. Once it reaches the northern Caribbean late this weekend, a trough will begin to pull it more northward. Its current forecast brings it over Cuba Monday and entering the southeastern Gulf on Tuesday before it takes it northerly and north-northeasterly turn toward Florida. There is still low confidence on how it will track once it’s in the southeastern Gulf/north of Cuba. It could move northward toward the Big Bend, toward the Peninsula and Southwest Florida. Model guidance consistently brings it to the Florida peninsula by Wednesday as at least a Category 2 hurricane. The official forecast calls for a Category 3 storm. We will need to continue to keep a close watch on this storm, but it will likely stay well to our east.