9/13 – Rob Knight’s “Friday-Eve” Morning Forecast
High-pressure extended from the Mid-Atlantic States and interior southeast Conus into the lower Mississippi valley. A broad area of low pressure was centered over the west central Gulf of Mexico with satellite images depicting disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from near this low northward into the northwest Gulf of Mexico and near the Texas and southwest Louisiana coast.
The low-pressure area/trough over the western Gulf is expected to move northwest towards the Texas coast, and this system has a medium (60%) chance of developing into a TD before reaching land. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. A few storms could produce frequent lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. Not much change is expected in the local weather on Friday as Hurricane Florence is expected to move slowly near or over the coast of the North Carolina and South Carolina border area by Friday morning.
One noticeable change will be the heat and humidity will become more oppressive away from rain areas during the late morning and afternoon hours. Many areas should see highs in the lower/mid 90s for the final weekend of Summer…