High pressure is dominating the area, allowing only for a few storms this afternoon. Expect a few storms to linger through the evening, mainly for areas along and south of I-85. Storm activity will come to an end just after sunset thanks to the loss of daytime heating. We'll then have partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Conditions will feel rather comfortable as slightly drier air dominates. Overnight lows will be in the ballpark of 75 degrees.
Expect a repeat of today's weather tomorrow as high pressure remains in control. Expect a bright and warm morning Thursday. Afternoon highs will range between 93 to 97 degrees. There will still be enough moisture and instability in our atmosphere to sprout a few storms so we cannot rule out a stray shower. So even though most areas look to stay dry tomorrow, I would advise you to have an umbrella in the close by just in case one of those showers pops up in your area.
We'll maintain a relatively dry and hot forecast heading into the weekend. By as we look ahead towards next week, that's where things get interesting. Invest-99L, a disturbance in the tropics, is still an unnamed system. Reports from an Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft and surface observations show the disturbance still lacks a well-defined circulation. However it is producing tropical-storm-force winds in squalls over the northernmost Leeward Islands. This system could become a tropical storm or tropical depression at any time during the next couple of days. Models continue to show this disturbance traveling northwest, possibly sliding over Florida and coming into the Gulf or staying further east and gliding up the east coast. With so much uncertainty, we left rain chances for isolated to scattered for early next week.
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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