Monday Afternoon Weather Discussion/ Tropical Trouble; Posted at 6:46 p.m.

I good Monday to you! Certainly, the big story has been tropical storm Fay, which has been hammering south Florida today. Most observations across south Florida show winds gusting towards 60 mph at times. The 5 p.m. observation from the National Hurricane Center has winds at 60 mph, with a NNW movement at 12 mph. Fay is about to move inland over south Florida this evening or tomorrow morning. It will continue northward until it reaches the Jacksonville area on Wednesday; then, the storm has a chance to make a move westward, which could set us up for another rain-maker for the latter half of the weekend and early next week. This is still several days out and needs to be monitored for the future development. Some models actually turn it southwest as a strong ridge builds in north of the system. Be sure to stay with us for the latest on Fay.

Here at home, we saw a few scattered showers around, as highs topped out near 90 degrees. We will see very similar weather for Tuesday, as highs reach 90 degrees. I have a 30% chance for any one spot getting in on some rain tomorrow. A surface low that is developing over southeastern Texas is moving in our direction for Wednesday and Thursday. This system will give us a good shot for rain both days. It will move out by Friday, and we will begin to dry out. Highs for Wednesday and Thursday will be in the upper 80s. By the weekend, temperatures will top out closer to 91 degrees, with a stray storm. Be sure to watch our live newscast tonight at 10 p.m. I’ll be in for Wes Wyatt. Have a great day!

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Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor