Monday, August 23, 2010

Cool front in August !!

A rather rare cool front is moving through our area this morning and behind it we will see drier and less humid air, especially at night ! Highs will continue to be in the 90s but lows for the next several nights should make it into the upper 60s ! As far as rain chances are concerned, we have a 20 % chance today but little if any rain is expected Tuesday through Thursday. As far as the tropics are concerned, Tropical Storm Danielle remains far out in the eastern Atlantic and although it is forecast to become a hurricane, most reliable computer models indicate that the storm will not have any effect on the gulf coast. More tropical waves are forecast to move off the African coast over the next week or so and some of those will likely develop into named storms. We will monitor them for any signs of coming into the gulf. There is the possibility that a "home grown" storm could form in the gulf on an old frontal system later this week. If indeed that does happen, those storms aren't usually very strong but can be huge rain makers. We will monitor that situation as well. In the mean time, enjoy the next several nights as they will tend to be cooler and much less humid. Rex

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