Wednesday, July 24 Forecast Discussion

Plenty of showers and a few storms have been out there this morning and afternoon. The good thing is the cloud cover and rain has really limited any potential we will have today for severe weather. Rain looks to remain scattered through the evening and into the early overnight as a cold front and upper level low continue to approach and then pass through the region. The front should get south of I-20 by sunrise with clearing skies behind it as some drier air works in.

This drier air should eliminate any shot at rain for Thursday and Friday. It is Saturday that our next chance at rain arrives as an upper level trough and cold front swing through. Rain looks to arrive at this point Saturday afternoon and then linger through our Sunday before the front and upper level trough depart.

As we move into next week, high pressure builds in aloft which should end rain chances for us and start to warm us back up into the mid 90s by the middle of next week.

In the Atlantic, our fourth named storm, Dorian, has developed near the Cape Verde Islands. Dorian will face an environment not conducive for development the next couple of days, which will keep Dorian from getting any stronger, should Dorian survive the trek. In about 5 days, Dorian should be near Hispaniola. After that, Dorian will head either into the Gulf or along the Atlantic seaboard. As as standard rule, storms that develop east of the 35°W line of longitude typically curve out to sea, which Dorian will most likely do. Still, we will be watching it closely. For the latest on Dorian, download our Hurricane Tracker App for your Apple devices or go to the Hurricane page of our web-channel, wtok.com/weather/hurricane.


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