Local Weather: Rain chances today are at 10%, so you will not need your umbrellas. Drier air has settled in and that will also make conditions get extremely steamy. In fact, high temperatures could come a few degrees shy from records. The return of an ocean breeze on Friday will provide for a few morning coastal showers and isolated inland storms in the afternoon. This is our typical Summer pattern that will remain in place through Labor Day.
In the Tropics: We are tracking Harvey and Irma
1st landfall: Over Barrier Islands of Texas:
1000 PM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017: EYE OF CATEGORY 4 HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL BETWEEN PORT ARANSAS AND PORT O’CONNOR TEXAS
2nd landfall: Over mainland Texas:
100 AM CDT Sat Aug 26 2017: HARVEY MAKES A SECOND LANDFALL ON THE NORTHEASTERN SHORE OF COPANO BAY
3rd landfall: now Louisiana:
400 AM CDT Wed Aug 30 2017: HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL JUST WEST OF CAMERON LOUISIANA
Overnight Tropical Storm Harvey brought torrential rains over Beaumont/Port Arthur. The area received about 12.5 inches. This was reported at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport since 8pm Tuesday night. Right now, the rain has stopped in Houston/Galveston area, but a sliver of eastern Texas through Louisiana could accumulate an additional 3 to 6 inches with isolated amounts near 10 inches stretching into Kentucky during the next 48 hours.
On the forecast track, Harvey should weaken to a depression tonight and rain itself out over the Tennessee Valley this weekend. The models are showing sunshine and mostly dry weather for Texas on Thursday, but the flood concerns will continue for a long time.
Tropical Storm Irma forms over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean with winds near 50mph. There is no immediate threat to land. In the next 7 days, Irma will still be located over ocean. Therefore, we have plenty of time to watch it.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7