Rain Tonight, L'Update Tropicale

Rain Tonight

Be sure to shut the windows before you go to bed, as we may get some rain overnight.

It won't be a bad storm, although you may hear some thunder. We could get a half inch of rain, and it could be heavy for a little while.

Keep an eye to the sky if you're out surfcasting tonight. Standing on a flat beach with a fishing pole is pretty much right at the top of any respectable "bad place to be standing during a thunderstorm" list.

Don't let it screw up your weekend plans. It should be over by the time you wake up. Any murkiness will burn off soon enough. After that, it's a nice weekend!

In fact, most of next week looks sunny and hot. We may even creep up near 90 later in the week.

Emily Forming In Atlantic

We also have our eyes on the tropics, which are fairly active this evening.

Tropical Storm Don came ashore in Texas, mostly as a rainmaker. He'll veer up into Texas and may even rain on us at some point.

The more threatening system is a big tropical wave meandering across the central Atlantic. She's just about to hit a patch of warm ocean water (necessary for hurricane development), shortly after which she will become Emily. She should strengthen over the weekend, and hit the the Windward Islands on Monday or so.

Where it goes from there is anyone's guess. Some say into the Gulf Of Mexico, some say up the Eastern Seaboard. It doesn't look to have even a remote chance of hitting us, as our water is too cold presently.

Another tropical wave is just coming off of Africa, but it is hitting colder water and won't develop/won't develop right away. Another large system is moving through Africa proper, but that's some future forecast's problem.

Either way, we'll keep you informed. Cape Cod is a slaty place, and y'all should be up on this nautical kind of stuff.

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