Humidity Gradually Returns

The stretch of calm, clear weather, with cool nights is just about done. We’ve got one more night in the middle 60s before winds shift and start the transition back to more typical late-August weather.

Lows tonight will be in the lower 60s north of Highway 84; in the middle 60s along and north of I-10; and in the upper 60s closer to the beaches. It will be a clear and quiet night, with a waxing gibbous moon.

Tomorrow puts us near 90 in the afternoon with slightly higher humidity. It will be a bright day with only a few clouds. Winds will be light from the southeast.

Humidity creeps up a bit more for the weekend, to deliver a few showers or thunderstorms on either day. Rain or thunderstorm coverage should be less than 20% and most of whatever wet weather there may be should happen in the afternoons.

Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Erika should be heading through the southern Bahamas, pointing toward south Florida and likely becoming a hurricane. It’s currently a weak tropical storm southeast of Puerto Rico. The forecast track gives the most likely scenario of Erika moving near or along the east coast of Florida and then toward the Carolinas. There are several days where new information may show otherwise so remember this is just a projection, not a certainty. You can see the latest forecast track on your free News 5 weather app.