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FORECAST: Dry mornings, PM storms return Friday

FORECAST: Dry mornings, PM storms return Friday
Posted at 7:17 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 23:53:33-04

FORECAST:

Upper level wind will shift overnight which means it will be partly cloudy, but dry with low temperatures dropping into the mid 70s. Scattered showers and storms will move toward our coast Friday afternoon with highs in the low to mid 90s.

This typical rainy season pattern will stay with us this weekend and into next week with lows in the mid 70s and highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE:

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas in the Atlantic.

A tropical wave is located over the west coast of Africa is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. This wave is expected to move off the west African coast tonight as environmental conditions appear somewhat conducive for gradual development. A tropical depression could form this weekend while the system moves WNW at 15 mph.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low at 40 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is medium at 70 percent.

A second tropical wave is located over the central tropical Atlantic is producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for some slow development east of the Lesser Antilles by early next week while the disturbance moves WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low near 0 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is low at 20 percent.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

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