Monday, July 8 Forecast Discussion

High pressure has started to exert its influence over the area, but not enough to thwart any shower activity as a few showers have developed around the region. We will lose the rain after sunset with skies clearing a bit but still warm and humid. We will keep a repeat pattern of afternoon showers and storms possible through Wednesday.

Thursday will see a cold front swing through which will increase the chance for showers and storms. As of now, it does not look like any storms should become severe, but we are watching this front closely.

Things then settle down a bit for the weekend as potentially another upper level low moves over top the region, bringing cooler air and potentially a few showers. There are some question marks still with the weekend so we will continue to fine tune the forecast.

Temperatures will return to the 90s for all of us starting on Tuesday and remain there until a small cool down over the weekend where highs dip back into the upper 80s.

Tropical Storm Chantal is still out in the Atlantic and has strengthened slightly since yesterday. The forecast track has remained unchanged as the National Hurricane Center has Chantal moving toward the Atlantic side of Florida by the weekend, however, models are hinting it may cross Florida and enter the Gulf of Mexico to start next week, so we are watching Chantal very closely. For more on Chantal and the tropics, head to our hurricane page or download the free WTOK Hurricane Tracker app for Apple devices.

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