Good Thursday morning everyone and Happy Friday eve!
We're off to another quiet start over our skies with mainly clear conditions. We've only seen a small shower pop up over Tyndall and Panama City early on this morning. Eastbound travelers will need the shades, and just about everyone will be able to leave the umbrellas at home today.
Dew points were on the rise yesterday, and this morning it's a bit more humid to start. Temperatures are up a couple degrees from yesterday due to the added moisture as many of us are starting in the mid 70s, upper 70s on the coast. We'll wind up with another summery day on tap as highs reach the low to mid 90s with feels like temperatures reaching the low triple digits.
That'll be enough heat once again today to get a spattering of a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. Steering winds are a bit more southerly today, and that should set the stage for a few stray showers to pop up around the Highway20 to I-10 corridors. Anything that does develop should be short-lived and small in nature as we still are largely under the influence of high pressure and dry air aloft.
Those two features will gradually break down as we head into the weekend and next week. So that will allow for a more typical shot at an afternoon storm developing Saturday and Sunday.
Chris is now a tropical storm as it has moved into cooler North Atlantic waters and will continue to weaken as it races further off to the northeast. Meanwhile, the remnants of Beryl are now north of the Bahamas in somewhat conducive atmospheric conditions to see a potential shot for developing over the next several days. Regardless of development, this cluster of showers and thunderstorms will move north and around Bermuda over the weekend eventually heading toward cooler North Atlantic waters where it will meet its demise.
For today, mainly sunny skies turn mostly to partly sunny in the afternoon with a few stray showers or thunderstorms possible. Highs today will reach the low 90s on the coast to mid 90s inland. Your 7 Day Forecast will gradually build rain chances back in by the weekend to typical summery afternoon shots at a storm.