Tracking a few thunderstorms this evening. Most rain will diminish after 8-9PM.
Tomorrow…another round of spotty to scattered showers & thunderstorms. Friday-Saturday: Lower rain chances overall, only 40-50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High temps in the upper 80s-low 90s.
The Atlantic Basin remains hyperactive — now tracking 4 classified tropical cyclones(Florence, Isaac, Helene, and Joyce)…with Kirk possibly forming within 48 hours.
Florence — Cat 2 Hurricane, max winds of 110mph. This system is likely to bring devastating storm surge, hurricane force winds, and historic rainfall to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia/Virginia. The system is exceptionally large, with tropical storm force winds extending out 175 miles northeast of the center. Landfall expected Thursday night Friday.
Isaac — Tropical Storm, max winds 60mph. The system is very ragged this evening as it moves into the Lesser Antilles tomorrow. This is a system we will have to keep a wary eye on in the 6-10 day range. Very large uncertainty on the strength & direction the storm will go past day 5…just something to monitor for now.
Helene & Joyce — Far out in the Atlantic….no threat to us!
Invest 95L in the Gulf of Mexico — 70% chance of becoming a depression or Trop Storm Kirk within the next 36-48 hours before moving onshore near Corpus Christi. We will see a few extra rain bands from this system Thursday-Friday.