Lower rain chances beginning next week; Tropical Storm Sam forms in the Atlantic

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Highs will be slightly warmer in comparison to Wednesday. Expect our temperature to reach the upper 80s and low 90s ahead of this afternoon’s storms.

Isolated rain chances before lunchtime will become scattered into the evening. A few strong storms are possible, although most of them should stay below severe limits.

There is a cold front that will be making its way to us by the end of the weekend.

While this will only have minimal impacts on our temperatures, it will drop our humidity and reduce rain chances. These changes will begin as early as Sunday.

We currently have one tropical storm and one disturbance in the Atlantic.

Tropical depression Eighteen formed in the Atlantic yesterday and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Sam Thursday afternoon.

The latest forecast cone for the system has it strengthen into a major hurricane by Monday.

Early model forecasts are turning the cyclone to the north (This would keep it away from Florida). We will continue to monitor the system’s forecasts this week as it is still too early to say for sure.
An area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic has a medium (60%) chance of forming within the next five days. Even if this did become a tropical depression or storm, it will likely remain over the open water for its lifespan.

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