Highs could stay in the upper 70s. This should shut down most rain chances through the early part of the weekend.
We are now tracking three tropical waves.
The first is a surface trough that is located over the Turks and Caicos which continues to produce widespread cloudiness and disorganized storms across the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos, and extending northward over the southwestern Atlantic for a few hundred miles.
If that pans out, the system would likely drop heavy rainfall, between 3 and 5 inches, from eastern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle sometime early next week.
It will cross the Florida Straits or South Florida and into the eastern Gulf by the weekend, the hurricane center said.
The National Hurricane Center says there's a 60 percent chance a tropical depression develops in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. Both had low chances of development as of Wednesday morning. It is gradually diminishing and tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated. This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean for the next several days. One is located east of the Lesser Antilles and has a 10% chance of development during the next five days. The closer tropical wave is moving west but is not expected to organize in the next few days thanks to stronger wind shear.
Staying hot in Middle Georgia with potential tropical trouble in the Gulf
The extended forecast is based mainly on the track of the tropical disturbance.
The upper-level pattern over the southeast United States will stay relatively the same through the week as a ridge is centered over the Appalachians.
A ridge of high pressure will build with slightly drier air today. The local forecast now has a 30% chance for scattered rain Monday and Tuesday for the potential that some additional tropical moisture reaches the Brazos Valley.
The models are not in great agreement about where this thing will become a tropical depression.
We will continue to monitor this tropical system as we move through the end of the week. The GFS operational run shows a closed low developing, but its ensembles do not. "All we're really talking about for us is an increase in our rain chances over Florida".