SATURDAY Update:  Cooler Weekend – Chilly Nights – Rain Returns Thursday

Good Morning!  This is day 19 without rain.  But, finally there’s at least some hope for late next week.   Here’s my brief forecast discussion. 

CLIMATE DATA:      Yesterday’s high was 88, after another chilly morning low of 49.    Normal: 83/54.  Rainfall:  0.00”.  Sunrise 6:45, sunset 6:20. 

TODAY:   A cool front moved through overnight.Today will be noticeably cooler.  Great Fall weather.  Nice for the Fair and for Football.  Sunshine.  High in the upper 70’s.  Brisk northerly breeze later at 12 to 22 mph.  Clear skies, chilly tonight.  You’ll need at least a jacket.  Low in the upper 40’s. 

The Cool front that moved through overnight has made it down into the northern Gulf.  For much of the eastern US, this is the coolest air of the season so far.

NEXT FEW DAYS:     Our long string of dry, storm-free days will continue perhaps until Wednesday. Sunday will be pleasantly cool with highs in the mid to upper 70’s and 40’s at night.  Nice breeze.  Monday and Tuesday will be sunny and dry..and probably most of Wednesday.  But, finally, an approaching front will bring a risk of showers to the area as early as Wednesday night.  I have an increasing chance of rain in the forecast Thursday.  Fingers crossed.  By the way, behind that front, expect the coolest air of the season, so far.     

Here’s the map for Thursday morning.  Looks like a decent chance of showers starting Wednesday night and a better chance Thursday.  Then MUCH cooler next Friday.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK:    NHC is tracking Tropical storm Julia in the Caribbean.  It’s expected to become a hurricane later today.  Julia will make landfall in Nicaragua on Sunday.  Hurricane warning for the coast of Nicaragua.  

  The rest of the tropical Atlantic is very quiet for now.

The EURO model suggests that the Remnants of Julia could be a problem in the SW Gulf several days down the line.  We’ll be watching.

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning!  I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  Have a nice day!


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