MONDAY Update:  Rain Returns Wednesday – Much Cooler late Week

Good Morning!  It’s been three weeks today since we’ve had rain.  But, finally there’s at least some hope for showers later this  week.   Here’s my brief forecast discussion. 

CLIMATE DATA:      Yesterday’s high was 78, after a morning low of 56.    Normal: 83/58.  Rainfall:  0.00”.  Sunrise 6:46, sunset 6:18. 

TODAY:     Looks like another day of great weather on this Columbus day.     Sunshine.  High near 81.  North wind 6 to 12 mph.  Clear skies, chilly tonight.  You’ll need at least a jacket.  Low near 50.  

NEXT FEW DAYS:     Our long string of dry, storm-free days will continue through tomorrow. That would be day 22.   But, finally, an approaching front will bring a risk of showers & thunderstorms to the area by Wednesday,  Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  Behind that front, expect the coolest air of the season, so far.   It will be cool Friday through the following weekend.  Could be more showers by that following Sunday.

There’s no guarantee that every town will get wet, but it appears the showers will be rather widespread.     

The front moves through Thursday morning. That will end the rain. Much cooler air will follow.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK:    For the first time in weeks, the National Hurricane Center is not tracking any potential Tropical cyclones.  That doesn’t mean we’re done.  Hurricane Season continues until November 30th.

HURRICANE MICHAEL ANNIVERSARY:      Hurricane Michael made landfall as an unprecedented Category 5 Hurricane in the Florida Panhandle region with maximum sustained wind speeds of 161 mph and a minimum pressure 919 mb. The storm caused catastrophic damage from wind and storm surge, particularly in the Panama City Beach to Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas areas. The widespread damage spread well inland as Hurricane Michael remained at hurricane strength into southwest Georgia.  Michael was the first Cat 5 hurricane in the U.S. since Andrew in 1992.  It is only one of 5 hurricanes to strike the U.S.  

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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