Wednesday Forecast

Good Wednesday morning everyone!

It's a quiet start on radar with mainly clear skies out the door and little rain concern for the morning. We'll still need to bring the umbrella however as afternoon scattered hit or miss storms develop again today.

Otherwise, temperatures are warm and muggy feeling with most in the mid 70s. Expect a lot of sunshine for the majority of the day, with fair weather clouds puffing up through the midday. It'll be another hot one today with highs approaching the 90s in many locations.

That heat and humidity will develop the sea breeze front this afternoon and create the afternoon hit or miss shower or storm. We'll likely see the activity start up after 1pm today and it may last into the early evening. Rain chances today will run around 40% inland and 30% for the coast.

This pattern remains unchanged for another day, but a drier forecast lies ahead for the weekend partly due to impacts of Florence on the Carolina's. Drier air to the west of Florence will be ushered into the southwest side of that storm, basically right over the Panhandle. So rain chances will drop to just a slight shot at a stray shower Friday through early next week.

Tropical Update...
Invest 95-L continues to progress toward the Western Gulf, regardless of development it will bring heavy rains to Texas.

Hurricane Florence has seen a small decrease in winds overnight, but still in a favorable environment for possible strengthening over the next 24hrs. The track has shifted a bit south as a ridge of high pressure building over the Ohio Valley come tomorrow and Friday will stall this system out near the Carolina Coast. Most models even have the system deflecting south into South Carolina before turning north over the weekend or early next week. Devastating impacts of heavy rains, highs winds, life threatening storm surge, and flooding are still expected in the Carolina's.

Otherwise, TS Isaac is looking weaker this morning, and still forecasted to move into harsh conditions in the Caribbean. Helene still poses no threat to land.

Bottom Line...
For today, mostly sunny skies turning partly sunny in the afternoon with scattered hit or miss storms by the mid to late afternoon. Highs today will reach the upper 80s on the coast to low 90s inland. We'll do it all over again on your 7 Day Forecast for tomorrow, with a decrease in rain chances over the weekend.