Sunday, July 7 Forecast Discussion

Rain showers have been bountiful today as our upper level low finally departs. High pressure is starting to build in from the west, but we will be on the extreme eastern fringes, so we won't have the full impact of this high pressure center. Rain chances will decrease to start the next week, but they won't disappear completely, but more of the scattered showers are expected.

Rain chances should end for a bit in the middle to end of the week as high pressure gets a little stronger and as another upper level low forms to our north. As of now, it looks to slide southward and impact us for the weekend. It should keep us dry to start and then bring in showers and storms to end the weekend and start next week.

Temperatures will rebound a bit into next week with highs returning to near normal in the low 90s by the middle of the week and then cooling back down as our area of low pressure moves overhead.

The tropics have been quiet since Barry formed a few weeks ago, but Chantal looks to be on the horizon. A hurricane hunter will investigate a tropical wave tomorrow afternoon and we could have our third tropical storm of the season shortly thereafter. As of now, it is at least a week away from impacting the US, so forecasting to a US landfall is difficult, but the system looks to travel through the Caribbean and could sneak into the Gulf of Mexico next weekend. Any interests in the Caribbean should monitor this system very closely.

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