Thursday brings more scattered storms, highs in the 80s

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will mainly max out in the upper 80s. A substantial amount of humidity will still make most of our “feels like” temperatures climb into the upper 90s. Boaters will encounter favorable conditions on the water ahead of afternoon and evening storms. A light chop is forecast for our bays with 1- to 2-foot wave heights expected in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scattered storms return to the forecast. After a few showers to start the day, storms will form after lunchtime. These will quickly grow in strength and coverage into the late afternoon. Severe weather is not expected, but some storms will be callable of producing gusty winds, isolated flooding and cloud-to-ground lightning.

Tropical Storm Karl is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Friday night or Saturday morning. A number of factors will likely keep Karl from achieving hurricane status before making landfall. This system is no threat to the United States.

There is only one other area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. A disturbance with a low (20%) chance of formation within the next five days has been identified within the Mid-Atlantic. It is too early to speculate on the long-range forecast of this tropical wave. Regardless of formation, this system is roughly 3,000 miles away from our shoreline and poses no immediate threat to the United States.

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