Dry and Hot Today 08/10/12
Friday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Another day of hot and dry conditions are expected across much of West Texas. A extra clouds and even some isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible over the Davis Mountains and Big Bend. Sunny skies are expected over the Permian Basin. High temperatures will top out in the upper 90’s to triple digits for all but the mountains. Winds will be out of the east at 10-15mph.
Saturday and Sunday will be hot and sunny. A few extra clouds are expected on Sunday. However, this will arrive a bit too late in the day to help our heat problem. Highs will still reach well into the triple digits.
Mid-level moisture will be on the increase through much of next week. This will bring partly cloudy conditions to the area and a slight drop in temperatures. Rain chances will still remain low, given the lack of a trigger.
The tropical Atlantic has become quite active. As of this writing, TD Seven is churning east of the Windward Islands. My thinking is that TD Seven will become TS Gordon in the next 24-36 hours. This storm will move into a hostile environment by day 3. There is a possibility that the storm will not survive the high wind shear located near the Windward Islands. However, should the cyclone survive, it would continue on a westward course and eventually turn more WNW around the middle of next week. This would put the path of the storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico by day 9 or 10. Where the storm would go from there is still uncertain. Eyes will be on the Atlantic and the Gulf in the next two weeks.