COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The eastward flow is making for fairly dry conditions as we continue to track a Gulf of Mexico depression that has become Tropical Depression #2. As it continues to strengthen, it will become Arlene, our first named storm of the season.
A scattered shower or two might be possible Friday afternoon but most of us will stay dry with high temperatures in the upper 80s and a mix of sun and clouds.
The weekend will be warmer as temperatures return to the 90s with mostly sunny skies. Only a few scattered showers and storms are possible on Sunday as a weak cold front pushes through the back door, but temperatures remain close to above average.
Next week we see warming into the low 90s with only a few isolated showers and storms forecast.
TROPICS: Today is the first day of the hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November. NOAA is forecasting a near-average season. While we may not live on the coast, heavy rains, winds, and tornadoes are common in our area as tropical systems encroach inland. Now is the time to prepare and review security plans.