WEATHER BLOG: The Heat Is On
We hit 89 degrees Saturday afternoon, and it was muggy with high dewpoints/humidity. This heat is going to stick around for a few days. Highs will be close to 90 degrees both Sunday and Monday afternoons. During this time, two different fronts are passing by to our north. There is the chance for a shower or thunderstorm each day with those fronts nearby – but just the chance.
Meanwhile, the tropics are at it again. Subtropical storm Beryl is sitting off the Georgia/North Florida coastline. It is designated as subtropical because it has some tropical characteristics, but generally has a cold core in the upper layers like an extratropical system. Beryl is drifting off to the southwest. At this rate, it is expected to make a landfall in north Florida sometime late Sunday before hovering over land and eventually turning back to the east where it will re-emerge over water. It may weaken to a tropical depression over land, but could regain tropical storm status when it moves out over the warm Gulf waters again. Beryl will be around through early next week and should stay south of us.
While Beryl is meandering around to our south, a new front will move our way early next week. It will draw moisture from Beryl north while moving our way Tuesday into Wednesday. This will be our best chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. The front will sweep everything out of here later in the week, just to open the way for another front heading into next weekend.