Our fair weather friend High Pressure continues to keep the weather nice. Our mornings have been a bit cool, but a gradual warm-up of those morning temps (in particular) is expected this week as the winds turn more off of the Gulf of Mexico. This southerly flow will also help to increase the humidity a bit...making it feel a little more sticky towards the middle & end of this new week. Highs will reach the low-mid 80s each day. Eventually, a cold front moves in by Saturday...and a few showers are possible as it crosses. In its wake, cooler air returns to the Gulf Coast for the last day of the weekend.
For now, it looks like the rain should hold off until Saturday afternoon. So, if you have plans on walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, Oct. 27th...it looks like the weather will cooperate for the walk. Yet, keep checking in with The Weather Authority team for the latest as we get closer to that date.
We're watching two tropical disturbances...one is Invest 90L. It's in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, and its development will be slow to occur (if it does at all). Regardless, it won't be a threat to the U.S. The other disturbance is Invest 99L. It has the best chance of developing into a Tropical Depression over the next couple of days. It looks like it will stay out of the Gulf, but an upper trough moving across the U.S. should help swing it north towards the Bahamas then eventually parallelling the Eastern U.S. Coast as it continues north. Invest 99L has potential to become our next Tropical Storm (according to various forecast models). If it does, it'll get the name Sandy.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate