Ryan’s “Slightly Drier Thursday” Forecast
It may have been a drier Thursday here in South Mississippi, but things are starting to heat up in the Atlantic. We had two areas of interest today (AOEs) just off the West coast of Africa. AOE #1 is a little further West already and is moving faster, will likely be near Puerto Rico by the weekend, while AOE #2 is moving slower, but has a bit more definition. Both are moving into an area conducive for gradual development, but conditions get more hostile for tropical systems as next week comes around so we’ll have to wait and see if the Gulf is a possible target. Tonight wasn’t too bad though. We had a quick shower move through right around 7 PM, but it didn’t last long enough to be an issue. I don’t expect any further showers this evening, but random summer storms will never be far away in this forecast. Expect a low of 78 tonight under partly cloudy skies and a hot and humid day tomorrow, with an afternoon high near 91. Those of you who don’t like change will love this forecast because that almost explains the entire week. The only exception is a slight bump in shower chances from 30% to 40% on Saturday evening/Sunday morning, and a gradual temperature increase, beginning near 90 and still trending upward by next Thursday, where I’ve called for a high near 92.