Debby Downer And Rising ThermostatJune 27th, 2012 at 8:20 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
While Debby has been bad news for Florida, there is some good news this morning. It is now a tropical depression (has been since late yesterday), and it is a very weak/disorganized system. The heavy rain is finally ending across Florida, and residents there will gradually see some relief from the flooding.
Debby has already made it across Florida, but it is a very elongated low pressure area now. It is moving ENE at about 10mph back over the water. The good news is that all of the models and the official forecast keep it well south of our area.
At this point Hatteras is not even close to the possible path…oops sorry…I meant cone of uncertainty. Sorry, I don’t like using that term, but that’s what it basically is. Anyway, Debby could restrengthen if it survives long enough to move over the Gulf Stream. There is some decent wind shear fighting it right now, but the shear should let up in the next day or two. So local residents shouldn’t be too concerned about it, but don’t write it off completely. Remember, these tropical systems often have a mind of their own, and 3 days ago forecasters thought it would head for Texas.
On the local scene we have some great weather today. Highs will be in the mid 80s with mostly sunny skies. High pressure and dry air have really built into the region. So we are looking good today. There will be a big difference between this morning’s lows in the 50s and 60s and the highs in the 80s. The temperature range will be about 30 degrees for some cities.
The hot weather roams over the central U.S. today. It will slide east tomorrow. While we will heat up to the low/mid 90s Thursday, the core of the heat will still be to our west. By Friday though we’ll be cookin. Highs will be in the upper 90s to low 100s. High pressure will remain strong through the weekend, but we could see an isolated shower or storm along any possible seabreezes. We won’t have a dominant wind out of the south. It will mostly be from the west and southwest. So I don’t think the humidity will be super high, but with a temperature of 100 it won’t take much humidity to make a heat index of 105.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler