>> Friday, August 04, 2006
We have to endure one more of these oppressively hot and humid days before relief arrives. Again today, we will be in the mid to upper 90s to even near 100 for highs with heat index values exceeding 105 at times this afternoon.
As a frontal boundary edges our way, we will see some scattered storms at times later this afternoon and evening. Some of those storms could be strong to severe. The atmospheric set-up today is one that is favorable for microbursts, so damaging winds definitely are a possibility with a few of the storms.
The cold front will stall out to our south this weekend, and we will have a northeasterly wind flow in place behind the front around here. Also, lots of moisture will be pooled nearby behind the front, so all in all, I think the weekend will feature a good amount of clouds as well as the chance for a passing shower or storm at almost any point in the day. However, I think the thing that is most anticipated is the cooler temps. Look for highs in the upper 80s both Saturday and Sunday. In fact, the MET guidance numbers for Charlotte show a high Saturday of 83 and Sunday at 81. That is a possibility, but the clouds would really have to be piled in here. Suffice to day, cooler weather this weekend.
The strong northerly shear finally beat up Chris enough that the NHC has downgraded the system to a tropical depression this morning. The system looks horrible this morning with no deep shower or stom activity near the center.
If Chris survives, there will be an opportunity for at least some re-strengthening later this weekend and early next week as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico.
Final T-ball Update...
We closed out the t-ball season last night. Unfortunately, we did not get to play the scheduled game, but we had fun with the end of season celebration. I had a blast being a coach for those kids. They really did bless my heart and were a lot of fun to be around.
The next sport to come up is soccer. Note sure whether or not we will make a run at playing that. We have a lot of stuff happening this fall, so I think right now we will probably sit that one out....
Anyway, have a great day. I was in the early morning shift today, so nap time for me will be a welcome thing this afternoon. I will be back in my normal evening shift this weekend.