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Nicondra: Rain totals adding up and temperatures leveling out


On the anniversary of Hurricane Camille that made landfall with winds of 175 mph there is lots of chatter about a system the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on. This system is of the way out variety. The most important thing to keep in mind is that right now this is just a cluster of thunderstorms and it is thousands of miles away, near the African Coast.

This NHC is expecting to see a tropical depression develop over the next several days with the NHC giving it a 50 percent chance for development in two days and 70 percent chance in five days. This is the time of year when we start looking for Cape Verde storms.

It's going to take at least a weak for the circulation to push across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. In order to make it there it will have to push past some dry air and once it gets closer to the islands it will likely encounter some major shear that could inhibit further development and possibly tear it apart. We will keep a close eye out to east.

The return of rain to the forecast made a major impact on temperatures. Most locations saw the vast majority of rain early this morning. Although most areas were mostly done with rain by the afternoon, temperatures remained bearable with highs mostly in the 80s as cloud cover helped to block out the sun it feels a whole lot more comfortable with a light breeze.

The localized low that moved through today is not the end. As the week goes on we will see more disturbances circulating though the area. This will continue to bring in rain through the week combined with the influence of an upper low and trough that pushes by midweek. It's all about the increased rain chance this week and the break in temperatures. Passing storms look to develop each day allowing temperatures to stay near normals in the upper 80s and low 90s for highs.

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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood

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