Today: Today is expected to be hot & mostly sunny. Highs will reach 96 degrees with everyone staying dry. Take advantage of the dry weather today because it doesn’t last. Tonight, overnight lows dip into the mid-70s. 

Friday-Sunday: A wet pattern returns Friday into the weekend with numerous showers and thunderstorms possible. This also reigns in highs back to the mid-upper 80s. Saturday’s rains will bring with them flood potential. There is a SLIGHT RISK (2/4) for flash flooding in isolated areas on Saturday. 

Monday-Wednesday: Next week will begin with more daily rain chances. The rain will hopefully become more scattered. This will also bring highs back up to the upper-80s to low-90s. Labor Day will still see a 70% coverage in rain. 

Tracking the Tropics: There are 3 areas to watch in the Atlantic.  

The first wave is currently east of the Caribbean and is expected to track northwest, over the Caribbean. It has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storms in the next 48 hours. That bumps up to an 80% chance in the next 5 days.  

The second wave is just off the coast of West Africa. It is expected to track west with a 40% chance of development in the next 48 hours. 

A third system has now developed into Tropical Depression Five. It is in the Mid-North Atlantic and will likely develop into a category one hurricane this weekend. It is of no threat to North America. 

The tropics have been eerily quiet, but they may not stay that way with wind shear over the Atlantic expected to decrease through September.