Daily Archives: August 15, 2019

Time posted: 1:22 am

Steam and Storms On The Menu

Good Thursday to one and all. Steamy and stormy is a term I’ve used a lot through the years and I’m thinking we should name a dance or a drink after it. I’ll let you guys pick which one, but the term looks appropriate for the pattern ahead of us. It’s a pattern that will feature an increase in storms, temps and humidity levels.

None of that applies to the weather out there today, though. This looks like a pretty darn nice feeling day so get out and take full advantage of it. Still, I can’t rule out a popup shower or storm.

Friday is another fairly nice day as temps inch up a bit. There’s the slightest chance for a late day shower or storm, with a better risk showing up very late Friday night into Saturday…

That’s on the leading edge of some very steamy air coming in from the southwest. Temps around 90 are possible if clouds don’t get in the way, but 90ish looks good for Sunday.

The setup for next week continues to look very steamy and, sometimes, stormy. A system dives in from the northwest early in the week and tries to leave a piece of energy behind. Check out the scattered storm threat from all this…

As all this is happening, the northern Gulf of Mexico starts to come to life. Whether it’s truly tropical or now is still to be determined, but the Gulf may throw some moisture our way late next week into the following weekend…

This wetter than normal trend continues to show up on the 2 week GFS Ensembles rainfall anomalies map…

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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