WEEKEND: Expect isolated to widely scattered showers and storms this weekend; it will not rain everywhere or be a washout, but if you have outdoor plans be sure to keep an eye in the weather, and as always, when thunder roars, go indoors! Highs will be in the lower 90’s with lows in the 70’s.
NEXT WEEK: Slightly higher chances for rain will be in place each day next week. Scattered showers and storms will be possible at any point on any given day; while the parameters won’t be favorable for severe storms, a few could get on the stronger side with gusty wind, heavy downpours, and lightning.
Due to the increased cloud cover and rain chances, highs through much of next week will be in the upper 80’s. Overnight lows will be in the lower 70’s.
TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical Depression 19 has formed and is moving across the southern end of the Florida peninsula. It will move into the Gulf later today, and likely become Tropical Storm Sally by tonight. The track still takes it on a Northwest direction, making landfall between the Southeast Coast of Louisiana and the Alabama Coast around Tuesday night. There is still the potential that they system could reach hurricane status (Category 1) prior to landfall. The system is expected to slow down to a crawl once it enters the Gulf. This would mean flooding rains for the coastal areas of Louisiana to Northwest Florida. (Graphic credit: The National Hurricane Center)LOCAL IMPACTS: As for local impacts, expect tropical downpours at times by mid-late week. A shift in the track would mean different impacts for us locally, so keep checking back for updates over the next few days...God bless
The Enterprise-Tocsin Weather Forecaster