A front - stuck just to the south of the area into the weekend - will bring bouts of showers and cooler-than-average temperatures right into the weekend. Next week, an Atlantic high pressure system will build and bring higher temperatures and lower daily rain chances.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY FORECAST: Expect clouds and scattered showers. Rain chance: 60% Thursday night, 50% Friday. Northeast breezes will "team up" with the clouds and raindrops to hold temperatures down to the 60s for most of Thursday night and 70s for most of Friday.
WEEKEND FORECAST: Expect variable clouds and a continued risk for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Additional rain totals through the weekend will average 1 to 3 inches and localized higher amounts / flooding may become a hazard. Also expect daily high temperatures in the low and mid 80s.
A PEEK INTO NEXT WEEK: More standard August weather will make a comeback with daily highs likely in the upper 80s and not zero, but lower daily shower and thunderstorm chances (around 30%).
TROPICS: Tropical Storm Erin will churn through the eastern Atlantic Ocean through the weekend and is no immediate land threat. A tropical wave of low pressure will emerge into the southern Gulf of Mexico early in the weekend and may become a tropical depression or storm.
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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