The warming temperatures will continue today as upper-level clouds will move across the region. A wave of low-pressure is expected to move through our area Saturday and Sunday. This could bring enhanced rain chances to our area for the weekend, mainly during the afternoon hours. This moisture could be enhanced by moist and warm air advection into the region Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Some lightning is possible if the disturbance is a bit stronger than expected because then the dynamic forcing would be a bit more robust.
Monday through Wednesday next week will be mostly dry and warm. Northerly surface winds will act to enhance the dry air advection into the area. Looking at models for Tuesday through the end of next week, there is a lot of uncertainty as to impacts and weather conditions for our area.
Tropical Depression Eta is brewing off the coast of Central America today and is forecast to meander northward toward Cuba before making a hard turn to the left and into the Gulf of Mexico sometime toward the latter part of next week. This forecast is highly uncertain and is dependent upon, among other factors, the speed and strength of a cold front that will be pushing through the region at the end of next week. The timing of Eta as compared with the front that will be moving through toward the end of next week will greatly affect the path of Eta. Our rainfall chances will likely increase some as well toward the end of next week.