Several systems in the Atlantic Basin bear watching over the days ahead. While there is no imminent danger to the US it is important to understand that 85% of the average annual tropical storm and hurricane activity lies ahead of us on the calendar.
Currently most eyes are on Tropical Storm Hilary off of the western coast of Mexico. Hilary has the potential to affect California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, possibly bringing multiple inches of rain to areas like San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix and the desert Southwest.
The remnants of powerful Hurricane Hilary will inundate the U.S. Southwest with boatloads of rainfall.
Look at the geographic coverage!
Los Angeles, San Diego, Death Valley, Las Vegas, maybe Phoenix will see at least 2-inches of rainfall — up to 6-8" maximum. pic.twitter.com/MT2vTnRXZm
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 16, 2023
Back here at home we are expecting mixed clouds and sun for a couple of days with high temperatures reaching the mid 80’s. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.