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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017

HURRICANE GERT MOVES NORTHEAST IN THE ATLANTIC-WHILE EASTERN ATLANTIC BECOMES MORE ACTIVE

PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT TODAY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSHOWERS

PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TONIGHT WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT TOMORROW WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSHOWERS

PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT ON FRIDAY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSHOWERS

Partly cloudy, breezy and hot today with a 20% chance of isolated thundershowers. Highs will range from near 90 on the Island to the low-90's inland. Look for southerly winds at 10-15 mph with gusts to 20-mph.

Partly cloudy and mild tonight with a 10% chance of thundershowers after midnight. We should have southerly winds at 10-15 mph with gusts to 20-mph. Low temperatures will be in the low-80's.

Tomorrow should bring partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures with a 20% chance of isolated thundershowers. Highs will range from near 90 in Galveston to the low-90's on the mainland. We anticipate southerly winds at 10-15 mph.

On Friday, look for partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures with a 20% chance of isolated thundershowers. Highs will range from near 90 in Galveston to the low-90's on the mainland. Expect southerly winds at 5-10 mph.

SHORT-TERM OUTLOOK:High pressure aloft keep plenty of sunshine and hot temperatures around, though we will see some clouds and a chance of scattered thundershowers as weak upper-level low pressure persists over the southern Gulf of Mexico.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK:This morning, an active cold front is moving slowly southeast from eastern Arizona to the Texas Panhandle and the central Plains to a low in Nebraska. A second cold front extends east from that low across the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic region to the Atlantic and far eastern Canada. Elsewhere, high pressure is found over Nevada and the Canadian Plains.

A the Upper-Levels, we seeing a slightly more amplified flow. While high pressure prevails from the Upper-Midwest to the Southeastern U.S., we find a low pressure over eastern Canada with an associated trough digging south to Virginia. In the West, a broad low pressure trough extends south-southwest from western Canada to the Great Basin and on into Arizona and Southern California.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:

Typical summer conditions will continue as the upper-level high pressure ridge continues over Texas. Rain chances may increase a little through tomorrow as weak upper-level low pressure is found over the southern Gulf of Mexico. However, the general pattern supports hot, dry conditions for the foreseeable future through the weekend. A trough drifting west in the Gulf of Mexico may bring a slightly enhanced change of showers early next week.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK

Hurricane Gert is located 330 miles northwest of Bermuda. At 5 am, EDT, Gert was centered near 36.0 N and 68.4 W. Sustained winds were 90-mph and pressure was 975 MB (28.80"). Gert was moving northeast at 21-mph. Meanwhile, a disturbance 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is given a 40% chance for developing over the coming 5 days. Further east, two other disturbances are given a 40% chance of developing over the coming 5 days--one west of the Cabo Verde Islands and the other emerging off the coast of Africa today. Otherwise, tropical development is not expected at this time.

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