Typical August Temperatures with a Slight Pattern Change...
Afternoon thunderstorms on Tuesday along the Gulf Coast got an earlier start...and have ended earlier, giving us a quieter evening than Tuesday. Instead of moving north to south, today's action was more of an east-to-west deal as our transition to an onshore flow pattern is underway. What does that mean for our thunder threat?
The south steering winds blowing up from the Gulf will bring in some coastal showers first thing in the morning. Then, the timing of our main storm threat will kick in by mid to late morning with any developing thunderstorms pushing well inland later in the afternoon/evening. It looks like that trend will continue into the weekend. A steady onshore wind will also raise the rip current risk this weekend.
Rip Current Risk Forecast:
Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Ernesto is not a threat to any land areas and the remnants may impact Ireland and the U.K. this weekend. Yes, it's THAT far away from the U.S.
Today's Record Temperatures