We have the tropical storm season ramping up with Isaias heading for the Dominican Republic and is forecast to move toward Florida by Saturday. This is the only system of note in the Atlantic or Pacific.
It would be earliest in the season that a storm starting with the letter “I” has formed, . The current record is Aug. 7, 2005 when Tropical Storm Irene formed.
Colorado State University’s updated seasonal forecast which published earlier this month, and called for 20 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes this season. That’s significantly more than the average of 12, six and three. The forecast came before the recent formation of Tropical Storm Gonzalo and Hurricane Hanna last week.
No storms for us, just lots of sun and warm seasonal temps in the low 80s. Next week we will see our temps drop to below normal with highs in the 70s which will be very nice indeed. Our next chance of rain won’t come until Sunday night.