Mild and dry will be the weather theme this weekend as high pressure remains firmly in place over our state. Forecast highs each day will remain at or slightly below seasonal averages for this time of the year and rain chances across all but deep south Texas will be non-existent. Overnight lows will dip down into the 50s and 60s thanks to the much drier air we have in place since the cold front arrived earlier this week. We will continue to have this drier air hanging around until we get into next week, so less humidity will make it feel much more pleasant to be out and about each afternoon…even during peak heating. Rain chances today will be focused across deep south Texas in and around the Brownsville area. Other than that, we remain pretty much rain-free this weekend…and into next week as well. Overall a really good late Summer/early Fall forecast for the weekend!
Tropics Update: Major Hurricane Irma continues to make a beeline for southern Florida this morning. Her winds have decreased to around 150mph due to recent interactions with island terrane across the region, but she’s still quite powerful. She is expected to remain at least Category 4 strength up until landfall. Evacuation orders are in place across all of the Florida Keys and across much of the Miami/Dade region with landfall expected early Sunday morning. Unfortunately, her current forecast track takes her straight up through the center of the state with catastrophic damage likely, especially across southern Florida.