It’s backkkkkkkkk….. The humidity has returned and will stay here for the work week. Dewpoints have moved back into the 60s and 70s, and they will stay there as we return to a more standard summer weather pattern.
We have had a few fronts close to us since Sunday morning. A stationary front is just to our south, while a cold front is to our west. These fronts will act as triggers for some showers and thunderstorms Sunday evening and again Monday.
With the added humidity, some showers/thunderstorms could produce heavy rain. A few cases of isolated street flooding could occur, thanks to heavy downpours. The best chance of rain on Sunday will be in the afternoon/evening.
On Monday, a few showers are possible in the morning, then again in the afternoon. I think we will definitely see breaks in the rain, but temperatures should be a bit cooler thanks to morning rain and clouds.
Beyond Monday we move into a more typical summer pattern with some chance of an afternoon shower or storm here and there. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s.
In the tropics, PTC #4 that we were tracking in the western Gulf of Mexico landed on Saturday evening, but never developed a closed circulation center so officially it never became a tropical cyclone. This means that we add another day to the longest time count between the named systems. We are now at 49 days – the 3rd longest streak on record since 1995.
We are following another wave that has just moved off the coast of Africa. Right now the hurricane center gives it a 20% chance of developing over 5 days. Lots of time to watch it.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Meteorologist Ricky Matthews
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