Isolated pop-up storms continue through sunset ahead of an approaching cold front. We’ll still be warm and muggy tonight, with lows in the lower 70s under a mostly clear sky.
The cold front pushes through on Thursday, and an isolated shower is possible through the afternoon, although most stay dry, with highs maxing out around 90°. Winds will pick up out of the north and could be breezy at times with gusts of 15-20 mph. The north wind drives in drier air, and you’ll notice the lower humidity by Friday and over Labor Day weekend.
Highs should be close to 90° with overnight lows dipping into the 60s for several nights. We’ll be dry this weekend, and the lower humidity should continue into next week.
Tropical Storm Hermine continues to slowly strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to intensify as it makes a northeasterly turn towards the Big Bend area of Florida. It could reach weak hurricane strength just prior to landfall.
As it stands now, the heavy rain, gusty winds, and storm surge would be mainly confined to areas east of the circulation, which would be east of Destin/Panama City along the Gulf coast through Friday.
The storm will push into the Atlantic over the weekend as the Florida coastline clears up. Stormy weather can be expected in eastern Georgia and the Carolinas through at least Sunday.
Meteorologist Lauren Jones
WAFF48 First Alert Weather