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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 09/ 8/2008

PM Update: Pleasant Today, Stormy Tomorrow

By Ian Livingston

Some thunderstorms may be strong on Tuesday

Sunshine and a south wind have combined to create a warm but pleasant day with highs mostly in the mid 80s. Humidity levels have moved up a bit since yesterday, but are still rather low, even if more noticeable. This evening will be a great one for outdoor activities as temperatures fall back through the 70s.

Tonight: Humidity will continue ticking up overnight as a south wind continues to pump moisture into the area. Mostly clear skies this evening will turn partly cloudy overnight. Lows will drop to around 70 in the city and to the upper 60s in the suburbs.

Tomorrow: Tuesday morning begins partly to mostly cloudy and skies will be filled with clouds for much of the day. Some peeks of sunshine should help us get into the mid and upper 80s for highs. Any sunshine will help fuel afternoon and evening storms which may be strong to severe in parts of the area. The primary risk from storms that form will be strong winds and heavy rain.

See Jason's full forecast through the weekend.

By Ian Livingston  | September 8, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
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Comments

EARLY predictions for Ike:

-Recharges in Gulf to category 4 potential
-New Orleans evacuated, but only hit with tropical storm conditions
-Drilling sites off the coast of Louisiana and Eastern Texas devastated
-Storm hits north of Houston as a category 3, meaning the city avoids storm surge but still deals with flooding and wind damage

Overall, the storm will be known for throwing a wrench in the extensive drilling and refining operations in the Gulf of Mexico and inland. Houston and New Orleans, however, will be spared the worst of the system.

I hope I overestimated all of this.

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 8, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

i wanted to track what was left of hanna today, but had no luck. all i got was this http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-hanna-2008 why would the tracking end at 5am, when it looks like it was still active, and would still be affecting the upper north east after 5am. how or where would one look for more tracking after 9/7/08 at 5am? deve

Posted by: deve in madison va | September 8, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Deve, Hanna lost tropical characteristics by 5am yesterday so the NHC stopped writing advisories on it.

Posted by: Ian, Capital Weather Gang | September 8, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Revising my predictions: storm hits south of Houston, but as a Category 1.

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 8, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Hahaha. Big change in three hours. Looked at the predicted track did you?

Posted by: NOTMB | September 8, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Category 1???

According to the latest update, it looks as though Ike hits Corpus Christi at Category 3 or higher, possibly as late as Sunday.

Posted by: El Bombo | September 8, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Category 1???

According to the latest update, it looks as though Ike hits Corpus Christi at Category 3 or higher, possibly as late as Sunday.

Posted by: El Bombo | September 8, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

We can always hope.

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 9, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Ike's expected landfall point has shifted nearly 200 miles south today... from Houston to Corpus Christi. How's that for a change of plans?

Posted by: mcleaNed | September 9, 2008 2:06 AM | Report abuse

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