Most will see some refreshing showers today

No heat alerts today! Rain will help keep the heat index down.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight: Today’s temperatures will climb into the upper 90s before some showers and storms roll in. Most of the viewing area can expect to see some rain today. Intermittent showers and thunderstorms will begin in the early afternoon and subside as the sun sets. If you have plans for outdoors today, have a backup option for indoors in case there are storms in your area. Remember, when the thunder roars, go indoors, if you can hear the thunder, it’s not safe to be outside. Temperatures tonight will be in the mid 70s.

Sun and heat safety: A few friendly reminders: sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes with the extreme UV index typical for this time of year. On top of that, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in just as quickly. Seek medical attention if you or someone you know is affected. While we all enjoy a list of cool drinks, make sure water is at least a part of that list! Lastly, look before you block. DO NOT leave people or pets in a car unattended.

Until next time: A little more rain in the extended forecast will help keep temperatures down. Afternoon highs will still reach 90 degrees, but the afternoon hours will bring scattered showers. Not everyone will see rain every day, but there is a chance that it will rain every afternoon. Rain totals for the week are coming in at 2 to 5 inches of much needed rain. Higher totals will be closer to shore. This amount of rain is manageable over a 7-day period. The Storm Station will continue to monitor the risk of local heavy rains. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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in the tropics

There are two disturbances to observe. An Atlantic disturbance will travel west toward the Caribbean, but is unlikely to enter the Gulf. At this time, it is not expected to affect the local forecast. The other disturbance will contribute to a little more rain this week. It is unlikely to become an organized tropical system, but we will see impacts in terms of rainfall in the next 5-7 days. A manageable 2-5 inches of rain is expected over the next week. We will be monitoring the risk of local heavy rains.

central tropical Atlantic:
Shower and storm activity associated with a tropical wave over the central tropical Atlantic continues to become better organized. Environmental conditions seem conducive to more development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early in the middle of this week. This system is predicted move west at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic, approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday, and move through the southeastern
Caribbean Sea on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Interests in Windward The islands must monitor the progress of this system.
* Formation chance in 48 hours… medium… 40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.

Northern Gulf of Mexico:
An area of ​​disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from southeastern Louisiana through the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and the southern part of the Florida peninsula is associated with a low-pressure depression. Development of this system is expected to be slow as it moves west across the northern Gulf of Mexico in the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance in 5 days… low… 20 percent.

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