Nicondra: Record highs once again

Nicondra: Record highs once again
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(WVUE) - We shattered Monday's record high of 91 from 1991 with a blistering 96. That ties the highest temperature on record for Armstrong International in May and it's by far the earliest date with the previous being the last week of the month.

We are experiencing another hot one Tuesday. By the 1:00 pm observation at Armstrong International, we had already tied the record of 92 from 1995. Even with an isolated storm or two managing to break out we will stay mostly dry with high pressure in place and a generally northeast flow. We are on the dry side of the system currently over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico aiding in making it more difficult to see clouds and showers form. The offshore flow is typically warmer this time of year.

We will see some changes by the middle of the week as high pressure breaks down and more moisture is available for afternoon storms.

The non-tropical area of low pressure over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico looks even less likely a candidate for any subtropical or tropical development. The National Hurricane Center is only giving the system a 10% chance to develop now in the next 24-to-48 hours before moving onshore over the Florida Panhandle. Regardless Florida looks very wet, and we will remain on the mostly dry side of the system. We will continue to monitor.

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