The forecast for Sunday will be similar to Saturday. We’ll start out with only a few clouds around and mainly dry conditions. There will be a chance for some showers and storms to fire up along the sea breeze for the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be back in the low 90s inland to around 90 degrees along the coast. Heat index numbers will again be in the triple digits.
Labor Day will continue to hold a 40 percent chance for storms inland and a 30 percent chance along the coast with highs around 90 degrees. Not much will change with this pattern as we head toward mid-week. A disturbance by the end of the week may generate higher rain chances for the end of the week into the weekend. Temperatures are also expected to go down a degree or two, but only because of the increase in cloud coverage as well as the increase chance for rain.
Speaking of rain, we are ending the month of August about normal for rain at the Orlando International Airport with near 7 inches recorded. For the year we are up over an inch with a total approaching 38 inches.
In the tropics, we are watching Invest 99 in the northwest Caribbean Sea. There’s low potential for development over the next couple of days, but a slightly higher chance in the next five days. Whether this system develops or not, most models have it tracking toward the Yucatan Peninsula Sunday and into Sunday night. Aside from a few tropical waves, the Atlantic is quiet.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
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