Tracking the Tropics

Jul 2, 2014 5:23 AM by Dave Baker

Arthur Stronger-More Heat

Tropical Storm Arthur is a bit stronger this morning with winds near 60mph. It's still near the Florida coast and is in an area more favorable for development. Forecast models indicate a more northward turn today with strengthening. A trough in the upper levels over the Great Lakes should help to pull it northward. It'll be hugging the coast as a hurricane near North Carolina tomorrow and by Friday will be clipping the New England Coast.

More heat and humidity here at home with highs in the mid 90s today and a heat index near 100. A front will produce showers and storms through the ArkLaTex today. That front will slide southward toward the coast bringing a better chance for rain in Acadiana tomorrow.

Over the 4th of July weekend, slightly drier conditions will move back in. Just a few afternoon storms by Saturday and Sunday.

Today, partly cloudy and hot with a high near 95.
Tonight, muggy with a low near 77
Thursday a 50% chance for storms and a high near 94.
4th of July partly cloudy with a 30% chance for afternoon storms. Highs near 92.



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