Fall preview, warming trend coming

Weather

We have enjoyed a true fall preview ahead of the first day of fall on Tuesday, with deep blue skies–low humidity–and temperatures topping out in the 60s, after dipping into the upper 30s with scattered light frost in some rural areas this weekend.

As high pressure over the Great Lakes shifts to the Appalachians, a light southwesterly flow will bring back more seasonal readings in the 70s this week. Rain will be hard to come by without any strong weather systems and limited moisture until the weekend, when a cold front trailing low pressure finally taps into tropical moisture.

Tropical Storm Beta in the western Gulf of Mexico is about 100 miles off the upper Texas coast, with peak winds of 60 mph. The outer rainbands have reached the coastal plain, with drenching rain expected as the storm hovers offshore, and then turns northeast paralleling the Gulf Coast.

Forecast

Tonight: Fair, chilly. Low 46
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 71
Tuesday: Sunny. High 74 (47)
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, milder. High 78 (50)
Thursday: Partly cloudy, pleasant. High 79 (54)
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 77 (55)
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 79 (52)

Have a good week! -Ben

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