Tonight: Mainly clear to partly cloudy. Low temperatures in the lower 70s. Patchy fog will be possible.
Wednesday & Thursday: A ridge of high pressure will be to our west, which means we will have a northerly flow instead of a southerly. In turn, humidity shouldn’t be totally unbearable, which means heat indices should generally stay below 110 degrees. A couple of showers are possible on Wednesday, but most areas will stay dry and hot. Highs on Thursday will be in the mid and upper 90s and we could potentially break a previous record from 1921 of 98 degrees. Make sure you take proper precautions if you will be outdoors between 10 am and 6 pm. Make sure your pets stay hydrated, too.
Friday – Sunday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and dry conditions until at least Sunday. Highs will be in the low and mid 90s through the weekend. Another front will begin to approach the region on Sunday. A couple of showers may be possible on Sunday.
Early Next Week: If the front passes, it would clear the area by Monday and bring some rain with it on Monday. High temperatures are expected to be back down in the 80s and low temperatures are expected to be in the 60s again.
Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Fiona is a major hurricane and it is forecast to begin its journey out to sea. It could stay just to the west of Bermuda all while still bringing impacts to the island as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane. Then, it would accelerate toward Nova Scotia or Newfoundland as a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Gaston developed in the open Atlantic, but it will not be a threat to the United States.
Invest 98L is a tropical wave that will enter the Caribbean in a few days. It will likely become at least a tropical depression within the next three days. We will be monitoring its progression very carefully over the next the 7 to 10 days. Model guidance consistently shows the potential for it to enter the Gulf of Mexico by the middle of next week, but it’s still too early to determine where it will end up and how strong it may get. No imminent threats, but now is a great time to dust off your hurricane preparedness plan for you, your family, and your pets. Next name on the list is Hermine.