It will be very tropical-like to start this weekend as we will see an increase in humidity ahead of a cold front that is tapping the remains of Tropical Storm Cindy. Friday & Saturday we can expect the threat of some locally heavy downpours. The remains of Tropical Storm Cindy dumped 6-12 inches of rain across the Gulf States is getting pulled up along a frontal system that is approaching our region. While we do not expect a washout, any scattered showers and storms can produce locally heavy downpours in a short amount of time. Fortunately, most of the precipitation will fall north and west of the area. Our best chances of rain will be Friday morning and Saturday morning.
Computer models show the first round of scattered showers and storms arriving Friday Morning. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)
Another line of showers/t’storms is expected to arrive Saturday morning. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)
Total forecast rainfall amounts should remain under 1″ along the coast. (Courtesy: NOAA)
Temperatures Friday and Saturday will be around 80 degrees with a good amount of cloud cover both mornings. UV index will be very high as sunshine should break out by afternoon. Winds will also be breezy from the southwest ahead of the front. Ocean temperatures, currently in the low 60s, have taken a dip this week due to upwelling. Wave will be 2-3ft on Friday and rise to 3-5ft by Saturday.
Front will clear by Sunday and we should see a good amount of sunshine and lower humidity. Dry westerly winds will still push our temperatures back up to 80 degrees. Enjoy your weekend!