For the rest of the week, rain chances will remain in the forecast…all week long. Deep tropical moisture is expected to hang around over the Deep South this week, fueling good chances of scattered showers & storms each day. As always during the summertime, these can quickly turn severe & produce brief damaging winds & small hail, along with the heavy rain & lightning. Keep that in mind if you plan on being outside during the day! Rain chances through Saturday are between 60%-70%. Temperatures should remain steadily HOT this week as well with no major swings expected. Highs will stay in the 90s everyday with a heat index approaching 100° in the afternoon. Morning lows in the mid 70s.
Tropical Depression 11 has strengthened to become the next named Atlantic storm- Tropical Storm Josephine with 45 mph winds and a minimum pressure of 1005 mb. Fortunately, as of now we are not expecting any impacts for the U.S… It is worth noting that Josephine is the earliest tenth tropical storm of record in the Atlantic, with the next earliest tenth storm being Tropical Storm Jose on August 22, 2005.