Tropical depression 9 formed yesterday near Cuba. It’s in the southern Gulf as a very disorganized system. TD9 is drifting into the central Gulf over the next few days, then the long-term forecast indicates an increase in intensity to a tropical storm and moves it to the Big Bend area of Florida later this week. If it follows this path–and long term forecasts are not guaranteed–we’ll likely see a drier weather pattern here.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a few afternoon thunderstorms. High 91.
We’ll keep a 20% rain chance for Tuesday and Wednesday, too. Unless the forecast for TD9 changes, I’ll keep typical late-summer weather in the forecast through the Labor Day weekend, with a 30% chance of afternoon thunderstorms Thursday through Monday. Highs stay in the seasonable low 90s with lows in the low 70s.
The tropics are active in the Atlantic, too, with Hurricane Gaston and Tropical Depression 8. Gaston is a major hurricane–category 3–but will stay in the Atlantic and is not a threat to land. TD8 will likely brush the coast of the Carolinas before turning back out to sea.