Jul 23, 2014 5:05 AM by Dave Baker

Afternoon Storms

Mostly fair skies this morning with warm temperatures. Most areas are holding in the mid 70s with a few locations along the coast near 80 degrees. Another hot day is on tap with a better chance for afternoon storms.

A trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere will continue to drift westward along the Gulf coast. This trough will help to destabilize the air mass and allow for better lift with daytime heating. Therefore, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop after midday and continue on and off through sunset. A few slower moving storms could drop a good inch or two of rain in a short period of time.

The trough will weaken and drift westward over Texas tomorrow, so still a few scattered storms. High pressure will build in for the weekend bringing less rain, more sunshine, and hotter temperatures.

Tropical Depression #2 will slowly work toward the Leeward and Windward Islands today and is not expected to intensify. More than likely the system will wash out over the next two days.



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