FRIDAY Update: Rare Summer Break for a Couple of Days

Good morning from the AMS Conference in  Phoenix!  The news I have for you today is pretty good.  We’re going to enjoy a very brief and rare summer break.  That frontal system has made it down to the coast., and behind it, we’ve got a dry forecast for today and tomorrow, and the humidity will be relatively tolerable for this part of the world in this part of the year.  We’ll be near 90 today and low 90’s Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday spotty PM storms return and so does the humidity  The heat index will be near or above 100 by Sunday.  Rain chances “spike” again on Monday as a front approaches. 

TODAY:  Abundant sunshine today. It’s rare to have NO rain mentioned in the forecast.  But, I have us dry today and Saturday.  High today near 90. Humidity…not awful. Dewpoints mid to upper 60’s today. A tad lower Saturday.  Low tonight near 70.

Front parked near the coast.  That’s where the best chance of rain will be today.  Behind it, we get a rare summer break today and tomorrow.

NEXT FEW DAYS: We’ll be back to 90+ temperatures over thew weekend. Humidity will be fairly tolerable Saturday, relatively speaking.   The heat index will be near or above 100 by Sunday.  So, the humidity is back Sunday and so are those spotty random afternoon and evening storms.  Rain chances are better Monday as a front approaches.  Then, we get another little break on Tuesday & Wednesday. 

TROPICAL UPDATE:  Bret moved across the Islands Thursday as a tropical storm.  But, Bret is now encountering  a hostile environment. It is expected to dissipate over the weekend in the Caribbean. 

Behind Bret, Hello Tropical storm Cindy, born in the tropical Atlantic, with 40 mph winds.  Cindy is forecast to make a right curve in the Atlantic and will probably not brother land.

We’re unusually busy for June.  Behind Cindy a Vigorous tropical Wave has emerged from the African coast. 

BEACH OUTLOOK:  Your chances of encountering a storm are better than normal on the coast, especially today. Scattered storms over the weekend. Highs in the mid 80’s.  Gulf water temp. holding steady at 83.  High rip current risk through Saturday and moderate on Sunday.

50th AMS Broadcast Conference in Phoenix:   The conference is great and I’m learning a lot.  Business resumes at 8:30 am this morning on the last day of the conference. 

This is a great venue here at the Arizona Grand Resort.  My view at Breakfast Thursday morning, overlooking the Golf course. 

The Conference outing last night at The Arizona Wilderness Brewery.  A chance to let our hair down.  Hang out with my buddies from around the country.  We’ve been seeing each other every year for decades. 

Check on TWC’s Jim Cantore’s stylish hat.  Ha!    What a great guy.  So down to earth.

Many of you are familiar with this guy, when you take a trip to the coast.  Alan Sealls is on the best.  He does the weather on NBC15 Mobile/Pensacola. 

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  I’m still at the 50th American Meteorological Society Broadcast Conference here in Phoenix.  My daily updates will be a bit abbreviated through Saturday.  Please bear with me.  Thanks.  Have a great day.


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