FRIDAY Update:  Scattered Random Holiday Weekend Downpours

Good Morning!  Here’s my brief video forecast discussion.     

TODAY:     Yesterday we failed to reach 90.  The high was 88 with .65” rainfall.  Today will be similar.  Upper 80’s to near 90.    Scattered to numerous Random showers  & thunderstorms today, most numerous in the afternoon & evening hours.  Very little change from the last few days.   Low tonight 72

Here’s a couple of Future Radar examples this evening…just to show you potential coverage this afternoon & this evening. 

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Not much change through Sunday.  Highs mostly 89-92.  Better than normal rain chance.     Scattered Random showers & thunderstorms, most numerous in the afternoon & evening hours.  Low 70’s at night.  By 4th of July Monday…the number of storms will thin out a bit.  Storms will become more  widely separated Monday through Wednesday.

Upper Ridge of high pressure re-builds by the start of next week.  Storms will be less numerous.

TROPICAL UPDATE:     Besides Potential Tropical Cyclone Two (future Bonnie), there are two Area’s to Watch.  Invest 95-L is done.  It’s close to the Texas coast with drenching rain.  The models are not very favorable for the Area to Watch in the tropical Atlantic.  NHC now gives it a 10% chance of development. 

PCT 2 is close to becoming Tropical Storm Bonnie. It is MUCH better organized. Air Force RECON wil determine if it is a Tropical Storm this morning.

  A Hurricane Watch has been issued for portions of the Central American coast.  It should survive the journey across Central America and become Darby in the Pacific. 

BEACH OUTLOOK:  Showers & storms will be scattered to numerous through Sunday.  Storms will start to thin out a bit on the 4th of July.  Gulf water temperature is 86.  Moderate Rip Current Risk especially from Destin east to Panama City.

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! This morning we are LIVE on the radio from 6 to 9 on NewsTalk 93.1.  Watch us on TV on CBS 8 and ABC 32.  I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  Have a nice day. 

–Rich

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