Showers and Storms Likely Sunday and Monday

Showers and storms will continue for the next few days throughout the Crossroads. The best chance for showers and storms will occur Sunday and Monday. A trough of low pressure and cold front will make its way into the crossroads by then. Some storms may produce some heavy rain. By Tuesday, the cold front will stall out to the south of us. With enough moisture and daytime heating, we will keep the chance of showers and storms in the forecast Tuesday through next Friday. Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the northwestern Crossroads until Sunday afternoon.

The tropics are very active. Currently, we have four areas of interest. Tropical storm Florence is still in the Central Atlantic. As Florence moves away from strong wind shear in the Atlantic, it will likely strengthen back into a hurricane. The forecast track for Florence still showing lots of uncertainties. Next week if strong high pressure builds over the northeast united states, Florence will head towards the united states. However, a low pressure trough could develop off the east coast to steer Florence away. Tropical storm Helene is near the Cape Verde Islands. It will continue to move northwest. Newly formed tropical storm Issac is moving west. Issac will move into the Caribbean next week and we will keep watching Issac closely. Invest 94-L has a ten percent chance of development in the Atlantic near the east coast. It will likely not form because of strong wind shear.