Tuesday Morning: Drier today with a developing system in the tropics

Weather

Today: We’ll see isolated storms with less coverage than yesterday. The reason for this is a high-pressure system extending from the northern Gulf to the Carolinas will nudge westward, reducing the amount of moisture in the air, making it slightly tougher for storms to develop. Highs will be near 93 with the heat index between 104 and 108. Overnight tonight will be mostly clear with a low near 75. Each nigh will be near 75 in the 7-day forecast. 

Wednesday-Friday: Rain coverage will slowly increase each day as a disturbance will kick the high-pressure system back east, increasing the moisture available for thunderstorm development. Highs will be in the low-90s.  

Weekend: Scattered to numerous storms are expected as a disturbance swings near Louisiana increasing both instability and moisture for showers and thunderstorms to grow. Highs will be in the low-90s.  

Tracking the Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has designated to tropical disturbance about to enter the Caribbean Sea as ‘Potential Tropical Cyclone Six’. This allows them to issue warnings and watches on the system before it is officially declared a tropical depression or storms. It also allows them to release official tropical tracks and spaghetti models on the system. At the time of writing this post (5:00 AM, 8/10), it just passed the island of Dominica and is now within Caribbean waters. It will impact Puerto Rico and Hispaniola late Tuesday into Wednesday and should near the Bahamas and Cuba by Thursday. On Sunday, it will either be in the Gulf of Mexico west of Florida or the Atlantic east of Florida. At this time, uncertainty remains for the position of the system this weekend.  

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