Weekend forecast, update on Beryl

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 08:33:55-04

The chance for rain continues through the weekend, but don’t expect it to be a total washout. Some of your plans will go on, no problem. Also, Beryl has now become the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Friday’s forecast

Another area of low pressure will bring more rain throughout the day on Friday. We’ll see some scattered showers throughout the afternoon with the daytime heating. We’ll still see some sun, but it’ll disappear a few times when showers pass over. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Saturday and Sunday

Our weather pattern will still support rainfall even over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday both look to offer scattered showers throughout the day. As has been the case, our atmosphere will be loaded with moisture, meaning that any rain that falls will be heavy. Don’t expect a total washout for the weekend, though. You’ll probably have some time indoors as occasional showers and storms pass by.

Tropical update

The Atlantic hurricane season has sprung to life, and overnight Tropical Storm Beryl turned into Hurricane Beryl, making it the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. As of Friday morning, this storm was only a hurricane with 75 mph winds. Beryl is unbelievably tiny. While being tiny has helped it strengthen quickly, it will also be part of its demise. High wind shear will start impacting the storm as it moves closer to the Caribbean, which will disrupt the tiny circulation. This should kill off the storm by Monday, meaning that there is no threat to Texas or the U.S. from Beryl. It may however bring some rain showers and gusty winds to the Lesser Antilles by early next week, but these will be the only real impacts from the storm.