It has been a pretty nice day around the Coastal Bend this Sunday and we are expecting much more of the same tomorrow to start off the work week. It was a warm one out there but you can come to expect that for the first part of August. We reached a high of 95 out at the airport today and that is right in line with our normals for this time of year.
You can expect mostly dry conditions tonight all the way through tomorrow Monday while an upper level long wave trough continues to move off to the east. There is a little bit of higher and dry air in the upper atmosphere which will limit our rain chances on Monday, but if we can get some lift going and a little bit more moisture in the atmosphere we could see a stray shower or thunderstorm develop right along the sea breeze again on Monday.
Don’t be shocked if we end up seeing a little bit of fog in areas mainly to our east overnight as we continue to deal with the impacts of surface moisture, drier mid
levels and light winds across the region. Any fog that does manage to develop will end up burning off by mid Monday morning, but may be possible again Monday night under similar conditions.
Out in the tropics Florida is continuing to deal with Isaias on Sunday but there is another area near the Leeward’s that we are keeping an eye on as well. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located a
a couple hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands are slowly becoming better organized. The National hurricane Center says that conditions are forecast to improve for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could form by the middle of the week. This system is forecast to move northwestward over the Atlantic over the next several days and based off of current forecasting models it does not look like it will be a threat to the Texas coast.
Be sure to stay hydrated and cool over the next few days and enjoy whatever makes you happy! Stay safe and stay well!