Watching the Tropics This Week

Monday Weather on the Go

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A disturbance moving over the Southeast today will help usher in more clouds for Monday and eventually a better chance of rain for the afternoon and evening hours. Apart from a stray shower this morning, most thunderstorm activity should hold off firing up until after lunch time, and some storms may manage to linger past sunset. Highs will top out around the low 90s the next few days (mid 90s still possible in those spots that end up seeing more sunshine), but overall the pattern remains unsettled with rain chances each day thanks to this disturbance hanging out nearby.

This same disturbance will drop down into the Gulf over the next couple of days, and eventually may trigger tropical development as it moves into an environment ripe with warm water and favorable winds to help organize what could eventually be “Barry.” As of right now, there is still uncertainty on the eventual track and intensity of this possible system, but for now modeling hints at a more westward track toward Texas and Louisiana—so away from the Valley. Nevertheless, being in the proximity of deep tropical moisture will help keep our rain chances here at home elevated through at least the end of the work week. Expect a 30-40% chance of showers early on in the week with coverage expected to increase to a 50/50 chance of getting wet closer to the weekend. Of course, this forecast is all dependent on the evolution of the aforementioned disturbance as it moves toward the Gulf, so stay tuned. Regardless, balmy and muggy conditions remain!

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