>> Saturday, August 11, 2007
Do you ever have that feeling where you just feel like you are in a haze? I am that way today. The kids have not been sleeping very well at all the past few nights, and I guess it finally caught up to me today. I know my on-air performance has not been at its best today, so hopefully more sleep will happen tonight.
On to the weather where drought conditions continue to worsen around the region. And with no widespread rain in the forecast, the drought will just roll on this week. We look to get a brief break from the humidity Tuesday, but it will be hot and humid again for the end of the week.
The tropics are getting a little more interesting. There are some showers and storms in the Caribbean, but the overall prospects for development there look somewhat small right now. However, a healthy tropical wave has emerged off of the African coast, and that wave should become our next tropical system within the next couple of days. In fact, I think there is a strong chance that the system will become a hurricane sometime within the next week.
It is interesting to note that most computer modelling keeps this system on a generally westward course throughout the Atlantic, increasing the chances of a U.S. landfall. So, I feel this system wil be one to watch closely.