Warm, But Shy Of The RecordOctober 3rd, 2012 at 9:04 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Wow! It does get warm/hot in October sometimes in the region. It’s just tough to head to work in the pre-dawn hours and have to run your air conditioner in the car. This morning temperatures were in the mid-upper 70s, but it felt like 80 degrees with the heat index. Yes, that heat index was this morning. Later today temperatures will lift up to the mid-upper 80s. The average high is 75. The record high for today is 92 set back in 1986. The heat index will be near 90. We are in the warm sector between a stationary front that is just west of us and a warm front to the north.
Tomorrow the stationary front will get a push and become a cold/cool front again. It will push through by Thursday afternoon drying us out by Thursday night. We will be dry and more comfortable on Friday and Saturday. Highs will be in the mid 70s on Saturday. By Sunday a 2nd stronger front pushes through with rain behind it. This will give us some comfortable highs in the mid 60s. It will stay cool early next week with steady warming into the mid-week.
In the tropics there is one system and one possible system. Tropical storm Nadine is still churning, but it has weakened. Winds this morning were around 45mph. It will likely head towards the Azores islands again as a weak tropical storm over the next couple of days. Also, a large disturbance has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm over the next 24-48 hours.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler