Thursday, August 26, 2010

Danielle, Earl, Frank and almost Fiona in Tropics and Weekend Forecast

As I write this post this evening, we have Hurricane Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl and a storm which will soon be named Fiona in the Atlantic. Meanwhile in the Pacific, there is Hurricane Frank.

The good news in the Atlantic is that it looks like the US has fairly good chances of being spared a direct hit by all three systems. So, I'll keep an eye on the tropics as usual.

In the Pacific, Frank is interesting because it is probably going to move over the Baja peninsula and possibly into the southwest US. The cooler water will kill the winds, but it could be a rainmaker for the southwestern US. So, stay tuned for that.

For Houston, some good news...Friday we will still be enjoying that lower humidity and the "dry heat". Dew points start increasing Saturday--so more humidity and then back to the sauna on Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms and that will continue into the early part of the coming week. For Saturday, some thunderstorms over the southeast US and extreme south Texas and the southwest. Highs in the 60s or 70s western California, the Pacific Northwest and the northeast. 100+ for Vegas and 80s and 90s elsewhere.

Happy weekend everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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