okay it’s going to be another hot and humid day today with the fields like back in the triple digits and we’ll be seeing more of those thunderstorms in the upstate. It will be around three o’clock or later and in the mountains and start a little earlier after 12 o’clock or so. We’re going to see some of those downpours that bring some heavy rain in a light lightning. Just like we saw yesterday, Tropical Storm Fred is now moving towards the Dominican Republic. You can tell it’s very strong with 40mph winds. It will weaken as it moves over land later today. And then on the other side of this is a new tropical wave coming just off the coast of Africa. It’s moving west at about 20 MPH with a 30% chance we’ll see a slow development over the next five days. So we’re going to follow that too. Let’s see. Tropical Storm Fred’s last trail carries it further toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Maybe vary a bit or delineate to the west. But again, a lot can change between now and then. That cone of uncertainty that actually still covers most of the Florida peninsula still looks like, though the remnants will now be heading our way again, as the core pushes through our area we’ll see lots of rain. If it moves to the west we will see a lot of rain, but if it starts shooting to the east we won’t see as much rain and the wind won’t be as strong. So again, we’ll continue to monitor that. Let’s catch up as we go here for the next few days, you may see this approaching the southernmost tip of Florida now, maybe on Saturday. So Friday will see some rain in that area, but it doesn’t look like the core will move through until possibly Saturday, which will now basically drive through Florida rather than just west of it. Note, however, that on Sunday, as this is happening in Florida, we will have a cool front that will try to get through. However, it will probably now shut down as some of this tropical moisture rises north. So a lot of changes here as we go into the start of next week, we look at some rain as we go into Monday, some of that tension improves and then Monday night here come some of those outer bands that have potential and then the core or whatever. left over from this system. If it moves through our area, we can see this coming from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday as it pushes from South Carolina to North Carolina and then it’s out of here. Then we just got some leftover rain going out this morning, we got some clouds. It’s a mild start to the day and yet again quite warm and humid. Look at all this heat advice posted from Alabama all the way back west, much of the United States that has to do with this. We don’t have any heat advice, but I will say it feels like the temperature will be in the triple digits today, heading into today’s tomorrow and Friday as well. We’re looking at those upcoming showers and thunderstorms, some lightning, some heavy downpours that have re-embedded, as this humidity is fueling some of these storms going into tomorrow. Basically the same. It will feel a bit like Groundhog Day is our summer weather pattern. We’re going back to basically the same thing heading into Friday and Saturday now next week. Those are the changes when the rainfall intensifies a bit more as a cool front tries to get through. As we get a wave of potentially tropical moisture heading our way, the temperatures will cool down, it will be cooled more than anything by the rain, but still a little cooler and hopefully a little less humid for a day or so before the remains of Fred potentially heading our way. Mmm.
Tropical Storm Fred forms in the Atlantic Ocean
What was potential Tropical Cyclone Six has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred, making this our sixth storm of the year. Fred should make landfall over Hispaniola, and this land interaction will weaken the storm somewhat before strengthening again as Fred moves back across the open warm waters of the Gulf Thursday and Friday. Models are in pretty good agreement that Tropical Storm Fred will stay just off the coast of Cuba so it can regain its energy as it approaches the Florida panhandle this weekend. RECEIVE WEATHER ALERTS ON YOUR PHONE: Sign up here Early next week, depending on the orbit of this system, the Carolinas may have some impact, mainly in the form of heavy rain.
What was a potential Tropical Cyclone Six has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred, making this our sixth storm of the year.
Fred should make landfall over Hispaniola, and this overland interaction will weaken the storm somewhat before strengthening again as Fred heads back across the open warm waters of the Gulf Thursday and Friday.
Models are in pretty good agreement that Tropical Storm Fred will stay just off the coast of Cuba so it can regain its energy as it approaches the Florida panhandle this weekend.
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Early next week, depending on the orbit of this system, the Carolinas may be subject to some impact, mainly in the form of heavy rain.