Irma to move northwest and bring clouds to the Arklatex. More humidity and above normal temperatures are on the way. Hurricane Jose could remain at sea.
Well to the west of Tropical Storm Irma, the Arklatex experienced another very pleasant day Monday with highs mainly in the low to mid 80s. Irma will move towards the northwest during the next 24 to 36 hours and will stall over the western half of Tennessee. This will result in an increase in clouds for our area, but any rain should remain well to our north and east. Irma will then lift off to the northeast and upper level high pressure will take control of our weather pattern for the rest of the week. Look for daytime highs to return to the low to mid 90s. Overnight lows will return to the upper 60s to low 70s. We will likely stay totally dry for at least the next week.
Hurricane Jose continues to spin over the Atlantic. It will likely begin to drift to the west in the next few days. It will threaten the US east coast from Florida to the Carolinas. However, right now most models keep the storm away from the east coast. The European model which has performed will with both Irma and Harvey, indicates that Jose could actually head to the east coast of Canada. Obviously, given this scenario, Jose will not play a role in Arklatex weather.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 90/67.