After some morning showers, mainly over western parts of the area, everyone began getting in on the act throughout the midday, though it’s been light and spotty, with the heaviest totals thus far mainly south and southwest of the area. A batch of more concentrated showers now moving through and to the north should continue to rotate by into the early evening as highs settle into the mid-60s most spots.
Through Tonight: Scattered showers are still likely heading into the evening, though the heaviest batch may already be headed north, and they should be decreasing in coverage/intensity as the night progresses. We can’t really rule out a shower at any time overnight though, and areas of general drizzle are possible as well. Lows should reach the mid-50s to near 60.
Tomorrow (Thursday): It’s another mostly (or fully) cloudy day around here. Showers are also going to be possible, but probably not as likely as parts of today. Overall, we’ve got about a 40% chance of them across the area. Highs should range from near 70 to the mid-70s.
Jova: Hurricane Jova made landfall along the Mexico coast early this morning as a category 2 storm. News has been slow to trickle out as is typical following a storm, but major flooding appears to be a problem throughout the area. Widespread rainfall amounts of 6-12” of rain are anticipated as the storm continues to move inland and weaken, with some locations topping 20” before all is said and done. Check out NASA’s MODIS Image of the Day featuring Jova as it neared the coastline of Mexico.
Expensive peanuts: Dry weather across the Southern U.S. has severely impacted this year’s peanut crop, sending prices higher. Only 38 percent of the crop was rated good or excellent, down 60 percent since last year.
Pollen update: Grass, tree & weed pollen are LOW. Mold spores are HIGH at 23542.08 spores/cubic meter.