Above average temps this week, tropics more active

Tropics more active, hotter tomorrow
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:33 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 10:40 PM CDT
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Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the 60s inland and 70s closer to the coast. The heat not only continues this week, it will be on the rise over the next two days! We’ll easily reach the mid 90s Wednesday afternoon with plenty of sunshine. We will only see a slight chance for isolated showers, mainly in the afternoon, but only a few might see any rain. After the sunset, we’ll feel a little temperature drop.

Thursday will be one of the hottest days of the week. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with loads of sunshine and minimal shower activity.

Friday and Saturday won’t be quite as hot, but we’ll still reach the low to mid 90s in the afternoon. Isolated showers and storms are possible, but many of us will stay dry.

The tropics remain active this week. Tropical Storm Gaston formed today in the North Central Atlantic, but it will stay out to sea. Hurricane Fiona is the first major hurricane of the season, a category three hurricane pulling away from the Turks and Caicos. It may become a category four hurricane in the Atlantic, and it could impact Bermuda in the next couple of days. It is not a threat to the Contiguous U.S.

Finally, there is another tropical wave moving into the Caribbean this week. It has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm. It would get the name Hermine. It may approach the Gulf by the middle of next week. It’s too early to know how strong it will get or its exact track, but we’ll closely watch it.

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