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Mid-Week: Pleasant Now But Trending Hot

Matt Ross @ 7:30 AM

August heat will build in the mid-week, although modest humidity levels and a continually decreasing sun angle may make conditions today a bit more pleasant than anticipated. Wednesday and Thursday are another story with hot conditions returning. Rain chances will continue to be spotty and sporadic at best. We currently have only 0.41" for the month. If this should continue, August will make 7 out of 8 months in 2007 with below normal precipitation (April 2007: 1.40" above normal).

Today and Tonight

Forecast Confidence: HighWarm, Breezy, Pleasant. Today will be sunny and quite nice for mid August. Perhaps the nicest day so far this month, humidity levels will be very reasonable, with afternoon highs of 85-89. Almost "nice day stamp" weather. Tonight will be dry and warm with slowly increasing humidity levels. Overnight lows will range from the low 60s (suburbs) to upper 60s (city).

Pictured: Blue skies downtown Saturday. By photographer, Ian Livingston.


Forecast Confidence: HighHotter, More Humid. Wednesday will be sunny and hot with more noticeable, although not oppressive, humidity. Afternoon high temperatures will reach 93-96 degrees. Refer to Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and weekend.

Pictured: A mix of clouds and sun in Georgetown on Sunday. By photographer, Ian Livingston.

Tropical Update: Dean?, Erin?

The tropics are finally starting to heat up as we commence the historically busiest part of the season that peaks in early to mid September. Tropical Depression Four, a Cape Verde system could become Tropical Storm Dean as early as this morning as it moves west through the Atlantic Ocean. While it definitely bears watching, it is still well over a week away from potentially affecting the U.S. coastline. There is also a disorganized system north of the Yucatan Peninsula that could become Tropical Depression 5 today as well. Assuming it doesn't beat TD4 in the race for the name Dean (unlikely), it merits watching for further development and the possibility of Erin being born. Stay tuned.

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