JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At the noon hour, it's 88 degrees outside. The heat index (when you factor in the humidity) is 98 degrees. There are a few storms around: today it was the Folkston, GA area and the St. Augustine area.
Steamy conditions and scattered storms are a staple this time of year. People often say that they can set their watches to the afternoon rain. Now while that has been the case lately, we will see some variation in coverage this week. There are signs that storms will be more isolated. In that case, temperatures may rise a few degrees into the middle 90s.
The one element missing from the current "dog-days" stretch is a threat from the tropics. We don't have one at this time. There are two(2) waves, one the former Tropical Depression #7. But neither wave is expected to regenerate or develop.
Remember, the peak of hurricane season is mid-August to late-September, so the most active part of the season still lies ahead...statistically.
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