Morning low record streak with more muggy mornings to come
We have not seen a temperature of 69° or below since before the summer started. In fact, today we have met the record for the longest streak of lows at least 70° or above since 1977; 98 straight days. We will likely break the record tomorrow. Normally we see temperatures dipping below 70° by at least August 18th. The latest in the season we've seen temperatures dip that low was by September 27th.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible with partly sunny skies today. Highs in the low 90s. Overnight, mostly clear with lows in the low 70s.
We are painfully persistent through the next seven days because the forecast will not change much. In fact, through the end of September, it looks like our temperatures may stay above average.
We may adjust the rainfall this weekend in our forecast if Tropical Storm Julia happens to move westward, not as a tropical storm, but as just a surge of moisture. This isn't expected, but it's not impossible. Julia is the first storm to develop over land since Tropical Storm Beryl in 1988. Beryl formed over Ponchatoula as Tropical Depression Three, then slowly moving into the Gulf where it became a tropical storm. It brought $3 million in damages and heavy rain to Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay in Alabama.
Beyond Julia, Tropical Storm Ian is still forecast to move through the central Atlantic to sleep with the fishes. Beyond that, another system off the coast of Africa could develop into a storm. There's a 70% chance of development in the next two days.
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