Golden sunshine prevails today and through the weekend, with hit or miss showers early next week. High pressure will hold over the Northern Gulf, providing our area with a steady onshore flow. Afternoon readings will top in the mid to upper 80s with lows in the mid 60s this weekend. We're not anticipating any wet weather for Saturday or Sunday, so outdoor plans are a go. An approaching cold front sails into the region on Monday, bringing a few splash and dash showers (30%) into the region. At this point, we're not expecting a washout early next week!
More active weather moves into the forecast late Wednesday night into Thursday. In the wake of this system, cooler air will follow as temps slip into the 70s for highs and lows dip into the 50s by the end of next week.
Tropical Storm Patty has formed about 200 miles ENE of the Central Bahamas. It is drifting SSW and is not moving our way. Also, we're monitoring a the low pressure system located about 30 miles ESE of Saint Lucia has a 70% chance of developing further.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster