Posted by Pete Bouchard
Talk about turning the corner. That shift in wind direction last night flushed out the humidity, haze and showers within hours!
Plenty of sun today. With almost all possible sun at our disposal, we're living large with this spell of pleasant weather.
But even as we bask in the sun and dry air, forces are aligning against us. A plume of rain is forming - and may start circulating into a tropical system - in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. At stake is our Friday and (early) Saturday forecast. Rain should hold off for much of Thursday, but when it comes, the skies will open up.
- That we'll get this storm
- That 1-3 inches of rain could fall
How are we so sure? The origins of this system are tropical, and the path is ideal for a dousing of rain (b-line from Florida to Maine).
I'm also keeping the toasty temperatures on the back burner. Not seeing any chance for 80 or better for the next 7-10 days.