FRIDAY UPDATE:  Beautiful Weekend – Another Front Next week

The much anticipated “cool” Fall morning we’ve been dreaming about for months is taking place now.  As I type this pre-dawn, temperatures are already in the mid 50’s, and will fall a little more to the low 50’s by dawn.  Very NICE!  Expect a text-book perfect weekend with seventies for highs today and Saturday.  We’ll fall to the 50’s again tonight.  Then, another big-rebound is on the way, with 80’s again,  Sunday and Monday, and perhaps Tuesday, before yet another cold front sweeps through.

TODAY:  A beautiful Fall day is in store.  Sunshine, blue skies, light northerly breeze at 6 to 12 mph.  Today’s high, with low humidity, 75, tonight’s low 55.  It doesn’t get nicer than this.

THE NEXT FEW DAYS:  Look for the 80’s to return Sunday, Monday and Maybe Tuesday.  Perhaps middle 80’s.  There could be a few showers out ahead of our next Front by Monday afternoon, Monday night and Tuesday morning.  Then, the first of 2 cool fronts sweep through the area.  That should take us back to the 70’s again by mid to late week.

GFS MODEL TEMPS:  The GFS shows the big warm-up Sunday through Tuesday, before an extended string of nice Fall days with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 70’s

 

AFTERMATH OF MICHAEL:  Michael is still a powerful post tropical cyclone, now in the Atlantic, east of where I am typing this,  here in Washington.

We all continue to see the images of the catastrophic devastation, the unimaginable damage that will forever change so many lives, and the Florida coastal towns that are dear to our heart.  The pictures are surreal, and difficult to grasp.

And, it wasn’t just the Florida coast which suffered.  The amount of damage along Michael’s trek across the Southeast US Wednesday night and Thursday is simply enormous.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless, thousands, millions affected, who now have the arduous task of picking up the pieces and starting over.

A snapshot of Mexico Beach.  Complete blocks leveled.  Gone.

Michael’s Trek of Terror.

Good morning from Washington, DC.  I’m here for a double funeral.  My brother Dennis and his wife Kristy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery this morning.  Dennis passed away in February.  Kristy died a few months before Dennis.  It is quite an honor.  Arlington is the most hallowed ground for a burial than any spot on earth.  I’ll also be visiting my brother Hal, who was buried in Arlington will full military honors in 2014.

The same cold front, which brought the nice air to Montgomery, swept into Washington overnight. For the funeral this morning it will be brisk, but nice:  sunny, breezy, and cool, 58 degrees.

I’ll have another blog update in the morning.  Enjoy this great Fall weather.

Rich