6:51AM August 9, 2021

MORE SCATTERED STORMS TODAY; TROPICAL DISTURBANCES IN ATLANTIC… The “dog days” of summer are set to continue today and in each of the next few days with scattered P.M. storms, plenty of heat, and plenty of humidity. I expect the coverage of rain and storms to be greatest this afternoon into this evening. High temperatures will be in the mid-90s across the region with heat index values likely to be in the 100-105° range. The tropics are more active now than this time last week. We are tracking two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean that have a chances of becoming tropical storms in the days ahead. I’ve got all of your Monday morning forecast details below.

SCATTERED P.M. STORMS LIKELY EACH DAY THIS WEEK… Widely spaced showers and thunderstorms are likely to pop up in each of the next 7 days. Most of these showers and storms will likely develop in the afternoon and evening hours each day. Temperatures will peak in the mid-90s each day with morning lows in the low- to mid-70s.

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING LESSER ANTILLES… The next tropical depression of the 2021 Hurricane Season could form in the days ahead as a tropical disturbance moves toward the Lesser Antilles. This system is far away from our local area in south Alabama and northwest Florida. It remains well too early to know if any impacts may happen for the Gulf of Mexico states. Here is the discussion from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regarding this system: An elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable to support some gradual development over the next few days, and this system could become a tropical depression while it moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. The disturbance is forecast to reach portions of the Lesser Antilles late Monday, and then move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday, and near Hispaniola around the middle of this week. Interests in those areas should monitor the progress of this system, as it could bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of that area.

SEPARATE TROPICAL WAVE IN ATLANTIC… Distinct from the previously mentioned tropical wave, a separate tropical disturbance is located about halfway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. This system has a 30-40% chance of becoming a tropical storm as it moves west and ultimately west-northwest over the next few days. From NHC: “Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located over the tropical Atlantic about midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles have diminished this morning. Although environmental conditions appear to be only marginally conducive for development, this system could still become a tropical depression later this week while it moves toward the west-southwest or west at around 10 mph.”

GULF & CARIBBEAN QUIET, FOR NOW… The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea remain quiet on this Monday morning with no indications of any imminent tropical development over the next few days. The Atlantic Hurricane Season will peak on Saturday, September 11.

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See all the details in your Monday morning #rzw forecast video. Have a nice start to your week!

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