Tuesday Heat, as we Look Back on Hurricane Erin

It’s a new month but it’s the same old weather. For a while, you may have noticed slightly lower humidity. By late afternoon the sea breeze moved north and changed that for coastal counties.

We hold onto the heat for tomorrow. After spending a mostly clear quiet night in the middle and lower 70s, with lows near 70 north of Highway 84, look for highs on Tuesday in the middle 90s. Only a few afternoon thunderstorms develop, mainly in coastal counties.

Wednesday pushes rain coverage up to 30% in the afternoon. By Thursday and Friday, expect afternoon thunderstorms to cover about 40%. The second half of the week won’t be a washout but it will be wetter, mainly in the afternoons.

Today is the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Erin. Hurricane Erin in 1995 formed near the far southern Bahamas in late July. It made a landfall near Vero Beach, Florida, continued northwestward, emerged into the Gulf of Mexico and then made a second landfall on Pensacola Beach, Florida. More than 2,000 homes were damaged in the Panhandle. Widespread tree, power line and crop damage extended inland.