8/20 – Payton’s Solar Eclipse Forecast
Today was hot and dry across most of the area as high pressure kept storms from developing. Tomorrow is the big day across the United States! The solar eclipse will be at its max around 1:30 pm. There is a very slight chance for a thunderstorm tomorrow evening, so we’ll cross our fingers and hope they do not form until after the solar eclipse happens. As we head into the work week moisture will once again be on the return in to the area, and that mean more rain in the forecast. A cold front will move into the area mid week into Thursday before stalling out around the area. This means rain chances will be elevated for the remainder of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures will also be hot in the lower 90s, but it will feel like 100 degrees or hotter. Take it easy if you have to be outside this week.
We continue to watch the tropics as the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey try to redevelop, but it looks like anything with this system will stay to our south. Another area is being watched for development near the Turks and Caicos Islands. There is still a lot of uncertainty with this system as it try to strengthen. This is definitely something we will keep an eye on as we go throughout this week.