Quiet locally, Atlantic firing up.
VICTORIA, Texas — The next week will be hot, with rain chances scattered throughout. The Atlantic Basin is starting to heat up with activity, as though Dorian set it off.
For the rest of the weekend, drier air will dominate the Crossroads. However, on Monday, the tropical wave in the Gulf will increase our moisture heading into mid-week. This means we can expect isolated showers and thunderstorms, mainly along the coast. After that, Tuesday and Wednesday will see more scattered showers and thunderstorms. We will dry out heading into next weekend, but heat indices remain a problem as well. Remember your heat safety tips, even though we don’t expect any heat advisories in the area as of now.
When it is not raining this next week, expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 90s. Heat indices will remain below heat advisory criteria, but still dangerous. Lows will be in the mid 70s.
As for the Tropics, Dorian officially made second landfall in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas, this afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane. It is still forecasted to go up the eastern seaboard, however some models are showing a possible third landfall around Jacksonville. We will continue to monitor its track. There are also three other areas of interest in the Atlantic basin. One is the tropical wave in the gulf, with a 30% chance of development over the next 5 days. The second one, I don’t expect much from because it is right in Dorian’s shadow and won’t have much energy to work with. The third one is the one we are really paying attention to. This system is west of the Cape Verde, and given a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. We will continue to monitor the tropics throughout the rest of hurricane season and give you the most up to date information when we receive it.
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