ON THE RADAR - Just like the past few days, the radar is very quiet this morning. We do note that there is still at least a slim chance of a pop-up isolated storm during the afternoon and evening. Most communities will stay dry today with highs in the low to middle 90s.
REST OF THE WEEK - Not much change tomorrow or Thursday. Mostly sunny and very warm with a few clouds on Thursday with highs hovering around 90°. Forecast models are indicating a deeper moisture field on Friday with a three-day bump in the coverage of scattered showers and thunderstorms. It won't rain everywhere on Friday, and the chance of one spot getting wet is in the 50/50 percent bracket. Highs will be in the mid 80s on Friday.
THE WEEKEND - Models are indicating an even deeper moisture field for the weekend with statewide coverage of scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday. Chance of one spot getting wet is still 50/50, but that chance will definitely adjust within the coming days. Rain still lingers on Sunday, with a 30 percent chance of any one spot getting wet. Highs will only be in the middle 80s due to rain cooled air with mostly cloudy skies.
NEXT WEEK - An upper trough in the northwest will finally start to break down the ridge next week, which means cooler temperatures more chances of isolated showers during the afternoon. Highs will still stay in the mid 80s for the early parts of next week, trending cooler as we go on. We are still projecting our next big pattern change to be towards the end of September/beginning of October in about 10 days, which will do a good job of bringing much cooler air down to north Texas.
TROPICS - There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin this morning. The remnants of Isaac in the Caribbean is not expected to develop at all. Tropical Depression Joyce will become post-tropical early tomorrow morning.
Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence were still causing problems yesterday afternoon. Several tornado warnings were issued, with a large tornado passing through Richmond, VA with multiple injuries and even a death reported.
Photo from Michael A. Sizemore.