High temperatures will climb into the low 90s Friday under partly cloudy skies. Ample humidity will still make many spots feel like they are experiencing triple-digit heat in the afternoon. Boaters will have fantastic conditions on the water, with increasing chances of encountering storms later in the day. A light chop in our bays and 1- to 2-foot wave heights are expected in our Gulf waters.
Scattered rain chances are back in the forecast. After a few stray morning showers, isolated thunderstorms will form in the early afternoon. Their strength and coverage will grow into the evening before fizzling out after our sunset. Severe weather is not expected. Frequent lightning, damaging winds and isolated flooding will all be possible within our strongest storms. These rain chances will continue into Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Hurricane Danielle is now officially the first hurricane of the 2022 season and is still strengthening. Danielle will continue to drift into the North Atlantic and not pose any threat to land.
We are currently monitoring two disturbances and one named storm in the Atlantic. A disturbance near Cape Verde has a low (0%) chance of forming within the next five days. It does not look impressive on satellite imagery and is battling dry air as it progresses westward. Meanwhile, a disturbance near the Leeward Islands still has officially become Tropical Storm Earl. Each of these systems is forecasted to turn northward and will not bring any impacts to the United States.