While I'm away this week, I'm going to be posting one morning update around 8 AM and then a shorter night time update not until after 10 PM. Expect more normal updates starting Saturday.
More slow-moving tropical downpours will move through today, similar to yesterday. With these downpours, flash flooding is once again a threat. All of this rain should clear out by afternoon tomorrow.
Convection on Invest 96L has increased dramatically overnight. Winds with this Invest are now likely exceeding tropical storm force. Because of this, I'm expecting 96L to become tropical storm Earl while I'm gone today.
Here's my first real cone for future Earl. At peak strength I have him as an 85 mph hurricane, about to hit Belize or the Yucatan. Be aware of the northern edge of this cone, because if Earl were to take that track, things could get very interesting in the Gulf. This is still unlikely though.
Be careful on flooded roads today. Also, be sure to check out my twitter@conweather and follow! You can access this site through conweather.com or conweather.weebly.com