8/31 – Rob’s “Tropical Update/End of August” Forecast
TD #9 has become better organized overnight and is now beginning a slow turn to the north. With the decrease of forward momentum, landfall is now expected further west…along the Live Oak island/Port Leon location (South of Tallahassee). The NHC is also predicting landfall as a CAT1 Hurricane sometime after sunset Thursday night, which makes it that much worse for those in its path.
A TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE WATCH is in effect from Destin/Panama city to just north of Tampa.
OUR LOCAL EFFECTS:
Nothing will change on its effects here in south Mississippi. With a N/NE wind flow, drier (subsiding) air will provide for compressional heating and breezy conditions. Coupled with cloud free skies, temps will warm rapidly tomorrow and Friday with the mercury expected to top out in the mid-90s. Moisture flow will return for the holiday weekend as a stationary front will move into the gulf coast, providing for afternoon rain potential through Labor day Monday…