What a wonderful day weatherwise – around here, that is.
High pressure is building in behind Tuesday’s front. That high is what’s bringing us the dry air. Dewpoints have dropped way down to the 50s, lowering our humidity considerably. The dry air is going to stick around for a few days, while temperatures really start to climb.
Average is now 83 degrees. We will be slightly above that Thursday, before jumping to the 90s Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will take a hit Sunday and Monday as the moisture from Isaac moves our way.
Isaac is still a very strong tropical storm at 5 p.m. with winds of 70 mph. It is barely moving, drifting off to the northwest at only 6 mph. At the same time, it is still incredibly large and pulling in band after band of flooding rain from the Gulf. The rain will continue to add up as the storm barely moves over the next 24 hours.
The eye of Isaac is starting to fill in. That is a sign of weakening. But it’s going to take a long time for this storm to break up. In fact, it will hold together as a tropical depression into the weekend as it makes a turn off to the east and into the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes. We could see some of Isaac’s moisture in the form of clouds, some rain, and maybe a few thunderstorms Sunday or Monday. It will NOT be anything like what we are seeing off to the south.