We will see showers and storms today, but the overall coverage will be a little less, 40%, due to a subtle change in the wind. Our winds will start out of the SE today like yesterday, but later this afternoon we will see the winds change to SW for most areas including inland locations. Yesterday the big storms formed along the convergence of the SE and SW (seabreeze) winds. Today that boundary will be moving inland and taking the best rain chances with it.
Tropical Storm Ernesto is trying to gain strength, but some dry air is making it difficult. The current forecast calls for Ernesto to make hurricane strength later today, then make landfall along the Yucatan peninsula later tonight into tomorrow. Otherwise I am wathcing a wave in the SE Caribbean and two small waves in the eastern Atlantic that the NHC is giving a 20% or less chance of developing over the next 2 days.
Today: Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms, drifting north this afternoon. Winds will be SE-SW 10 mph with a high of 91.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and quiet. Winds light from the SE, lows mid to upper 70s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and drier, rain chance only 20%, HI 93.
Thursday: Partly sunny and continued mainly dry, rain chance 30%, HI 93.
Marine Forecast: Winds SE-SW 10 kts, seas 1-2', light chop on the bay.
Meteorologist Bobby Deskins