A cool front will approach the area today, bringing a better chance for showers and thunderstorms. Ahead of the front, conditions will be rather warm and humid, and some patchy fog will be possible during the early morning hours. By the afternoon, temperatures should reach the mid 80s, with showers developing. A few thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon as the cold front passes through. Skies will clear during the overnight period as dry air moves in.
Expect Saturday to be considerably less humid. Fresh northerly breezes will bring a pretty day. Skies are expected to be sunny with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Saturday night looks pleasant too, with clear skies and lows in the lower 60s. Into Sunday, a few more clouds will move in. Highs will run in the lower 80s.
Next week, humidity will increase, and scattered showers will be back in the forecast. Another cold front is forecast for late next week. Yesterday's models really backed off on any cool down, but today's models are hinting the next front might actually bring a cool down. For now, highs and lows by the Halloween weekend are back in the 70s during the day and 50s at night!
As far as tropical weather is concerned. Epsilon is expected to become a non tropical system over the North Atlantic this weekend. A disturbance near Jamaica will drift northward toward Cuba. The National Hurricane Center has a 50% chance for development over the next two days, with a 60% chance for development over five days. It may reach the southern Gulf of Mexico, but at this time there is no threat to our area.