8:30 AM | Warm, humid weekend; downpours possible Sun night/Monday then cool Tuesday; Katia still a threat to east coast

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, warm, highs in the low 80’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, more humid, low 60’s for lows

Saturday

Partly sunny, warm and humid, chance for a couple of showers and thunderstorms, mid 80’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, very warm and humid, chance for a shower or thunderstorm; especially at night, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, but still humid, occasional showers and thunderstorms and some of the rain can be heavy, upper 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cooler with some rain possible, low 70’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, still cool, chance for more rain, highs in the low 70’s

Discussion

High pressure moves off the coast this weekend and it will pump in more humid air on its back side. Warm and humid conditions are likely both weekend days with the threat for a shower or thunderstorm at anytime on Saturday and then again late Sunday or Sunday night. A slow-moving cold front will cause more numerous showers and thunderstorms on Monday, and some of this rain can be heavy. Much cooler air moves in for Tuesday and it’ll be a refreshing change. Meanwhile, the tropics remain active and could play a role in our weather by the middle or latter part of next week. A tropical system is developing over the Gulf of Mexico and this will likely become a tropical storm named Lee during the weekend. It will dump heavy rain on the Gulf coastal regions, perhaps up to a foot and a half, and could throw some moisture our way by the middle of next week. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Katia still churns in the Atlantic, should beceom a major hurricane early next week, and is still a threat to the east coast by the end of next week. Both of these tropical systems will have to be monitored closely over the next several days.

Video

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