Saturday features hazy and hot sun with some east coast clouds as we finally feel the impact of Saharan dust that has been filtering in from the east. Look for a sometimes gusty ocean breeze near the Atlantic coast. Saturday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.
Fathers Day will bring the return of afternoon showers and storms. The morning will be mostly sunny along the Gulf coast, while the east coast metro area will see a mix of sun and clouds. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Monday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, and a few showers and storms along an ocean breeze. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Tuesday will see partly sunny skies and periods of showers and storms. Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds and more widespread showers and storms. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 80s.
In the tropics, Tropical Storm Claudette has formed and is lashing portions of the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and gusty winds.. At 5 am Saturday, Claudette was located near 29.0 North, 90.7 West, about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, and Claudette was moving northeast at 12 miles per hour. A tropical storm warning is in effect from just east of Morgan City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa County/Walton County line in the Florida panhandle. Claudette is expected to weaken to a depression soon after reaching the coast on Saturday. But this system will bring flooding rain to portions of the southeast U.S. this weekend.