Warm Start to the Week

Cooler Weather by the Weekend
Posted at 3:46 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 08:14:35-04

As people try to pick up after Hurricane Delta, those still without power are having to sweat it out. Unfortunately, crisp October weather was not in the wake of the hurricane. Instead, it's feeling more like late summer, but relief is on the way later in the week.

Expect some low clouds and fog for the early part of the day, then skies will become sunny. After starting in the morning in the low to mid 70s, highs will reach the upper 80s. With dew points in the low to mid 70s, we'll see heat index values in the mid 90s this afternoon.

Overnight skies will remain clear. Some drier air will filter in behind a weak cold front. Night time lows will dip back into the upper 60s.

Later in the week another stronger front will push into the area. Mid week temperatures will stay in the 80s, but much drier. Then by the weekend, we'll see more fall like air. Highs will run in the 70s with lows in the 50s. Dry weather should last into the weekend.

Another tropical wave over the Atlantic will produce rains in the Leeward and Windward Islands over the next few days. Some development is possible, but wind shear in the area will give the tropical wave a hard time. The National Hurricane Center only puts a 30% chance for development over the next five days. At this time there is no threat to our area.