*no Texas Weather Discussion Video today*
DRY MORNING - All of the North Texas region remains dry this morning, something we have not seen for the past few days. We will maintain the chance of afternoon showers since we are still in a fairly moist airmass. The chance of one spot getting wet this afternoon will be in the 20 percent bracket. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 80s.
Then, tomorrow through the weekend, we expect mostly a mix of sun and clouds with isolated, afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 90°, and any afternoon showers will be very limited in coverage.
NEXT WEEK - The big rains from Invest 95L in the Gulf will stay mostly over southern Texas and the coast. Each day will feature partly to mostly sunny skies with highs mostly in the upper 80s.
FLORENCE APPROACHING THE COAST - Hurricane Florence continues to approach the coastline with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, near Cape Fear this morning.
Florence is still a category two storm, and will likely maintain that strength at landfall. However, it is critical to know that the main impacts from this hurricane will come from flooding and life-threatening storm surge. From the National Hurricane Center, here are the key messages:
1. A life-threatening storm surge is now highly likely along portions of the coastlines of South Carolina and North Carolina, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for a portion of this area. All interests in these areas should complete preparations and follow any advice given by local officials.
2. Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern and central Appalachians late this week into early next week, as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland.
3. Damaging Hurricane-force winds are likely along the coast of the Carolinas, and a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Strong winds could also spread inland into the Carolinas.
4. Large swells affecting the Bermuda, portions of the U.S. East Coast, and northwestern and Central Bahamas will continue this week, resulting in life threatening sea and rip currents.
ISAAC - This tropical storm will move through the Leeward Islands today, then continue west towards the Caribbean Sunday if it survives. It is a low-end tropical storm with sustained winds of 45 mph.
In other news, Subtropcial Storm Joyce and Hurricane Helene are in the North Atlantic, far away from the U.S.