Activity has really picked up in the Tropics, with hurricane Danielle in the north, Tropical Storm Earl (for now) in the west and two disturbances along/off the coast of Africa. Earl is expected to push north, increasing in strength to potentially a major hurricane (category 3 or greater). Fortunately, no impacts across the USA are expected over the next several days.
Back to the local forecast, isolated to scattered showers/storms will be possible today. An upper level disturbance continues to slowly work through the area, bringing the opportunity this afternoon and again tomorrow. By Thursday, high pressure fills in to our north, keeping most of the area dry. Another area of low pressure and approaching cold front will then bring shower chances back to the area later Friday and throughout the weekend.
In terms of rainfall amounts over the next 7 days, 1 to 2 inches can be expected. Locally higher amounts will of course be possible within thunderstorms, but in general, a soaking rain is expected through the next week. Thereafter, data shows a needed drier pattern, where temperatures will also warm up to be above average.
That will round out the forecast for today, be sure to check back in tomorrow as well! Give us a follow and/or shout out on Twitter and Facebook as well! (@SecretCityWx)
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