SUNDAY UPDATE:  Summer Ends on a Cool Note – How Could Tropical Storm Beta Effect Alabama Later This Week?

Good morning!  We have been enjoying some very comfortable temperatures on this last full weekend of Summer.  We should be in the very comfortable mid 70’s again today, and on the last day of summer, Monday.  Nights continue pleasantly cool.

We continue to watch very slow moving Beta.  It is still possible that the moisture from Beta could affect us later in the week.  Meanwhile, the clouds above us for the next several days are a product of Tropical Storm Beta.

TROPICAL STORM BETA:  Beta is undergoing a little shear tis morning.  It’s a 60 mph Tropical Storm, 205 miles SE of Galveston, moving west at 3.  A hurricane watch continues on the on the Texas coast.  A Tropical Storm Warning continues for part of the TX and LA coast.  Beta will tease the Texas coast for a few days with very heavy rainfall.  Then, it will curve northeastward and eastward into LA.  The cone of uncertainty now touches the west Alabama border.

TODAY:  Sunshine mixed with high clouds.  Should be dry.  High in the mid 70’s again.  (We had a high of 74 Saturday).   Nice breeze!  (East wind at 11 to18 mph)   Upper 50’s tonight.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Pleasantly cool and comfortable.  Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50’s through Wednesday.  Chance of showers from Beta by Tuesday and Thursday and Friday.  Details on how Beta might effect us are still fuzzy.

ELSEWHERE IN THE TROPICS:   Obviously, extremely dangerous Cat. 3 Teddy is still very much the star of the show.  Even though it will miss the U.S., large swells and surf will continue to batter the east coast.  Teddy will effect the Canadian Maritime providences on Tuesday evening.  And, it could still be a Tropical Storm when it approaches Greenville.  Also, there is weak Tropical Storm Wilfred, and post tropical cyclone Paulette.  Close to the Florida coast is an Area to Watch with a small chance of development.

FALL BEGINS TUESDAY:  Monday is the last day of summer, officially.  Tuesday Fall begins.  It’s the Autumnal equinox, when the direct rays of the sun cross the Equator.  Equinox meaning equal day and equal night.  Fall officially begins at 8:30AM CDT.

I’ll have a complete video Monday morning. There may be additional updates today as needed.  Stay safe and well. Enjoy your Sunday.

–Rich