You can expect plenty of sunshine this morning, and temperatures will warm quickly. We'll be into the low/mid 80s by lunchtime with highs closer to 90. The humidity will be a bit higher today, so it may feel more uncomfortable this afternoon than it has. Additional clouds will develop as we heat up today, but we should stay rain free.
The WAFF 48 Tailgate Tour will be at Brewer High School. Temperatures will drop into the 70s this evening, and lows should be in the upper 60s Saturday morning. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds Saturday afternoon with isolated thunderstorms developing. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Any storms should fade away after sunset.
Lows will drop to near 70° under partly cloudy skies. Scattered storms are expected Sunday afternoon with highs again in the upper 80s. Storm coverage should be lower Monday afternoon so it will likely be a warmer day. Highs will be around 90 with a heat index in the mid 90s. Isolated storms could still develop for the first few afternoons of the new work week. With the more typical August humidity back, lows will stay close to 70° most of next week with highs around 90°.
The latest track from the Hurricane Center puts the storm into south Florida late Sunday into Monday. If the storm ends up in the Southeast we will see an increase in our rain chances for next week. Stay tuned for more changes to the track. Today, it's possible the higher terrain of Hispaniola and wind shear will weaken Erika to the point it's no longer considered a tropical cyclone. Regardless of whether or not that happens, TS Erika or its remnants will bring significant heavy rain northward and flooding will be a concern for areas impacted. You can get the latest information by downloading the WAFF 48 Weather App.
-Meteorologist David Ernst