Season Ain’t Over Yet!October 12th, 2012 at 7:48 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
That’s right folks. Hurricane season officially goes until November 30th. So we aren’t done yet.
Tropical storm Patty is a very weak system that formed yesterday over the western Atlantic. It is a couple hundred miles east of the Bahamas. The system has had less shear that previously forecast. So it did strengthen a bit, but the upper level winds will surely pick up soon. This should eat away at the storm as it tries to move to the southwest towards Cuba. It may even dissipate by later today as dry air also attacks the tropical system.
Along with Patty there is another area of disturbed weather just east of the Windward Islands. This could become a depression or tropical storm in the next 24 hours as it tries to push east. If it does form, then it would likely stay out to sea.
Locally we have some dry air in place today. We dropped the temperatures to the mid-upper 40s last night. Today we will warm up a bit with a southwest wind. Highs will reach the upper 60s to near 70.
Late today another cold front will swipe through the region. It will only produce a few clouds and perhaps one or two sprinkles, but the big thing we’ll notice is the wind. It will pick up out of the north and temperatures will drop quickly into the evening. Expect temps in the upper 50s to low 60s during the evening football games. Winds will be north at 15-20mph with a few gusts up to 30mph.
Tonight the lows will drop back down to the mid-upper 40s like this morning, but this time there will be a strong wind. So wind chills will be in the upper 30s in some locations. Tomorrow will be chilly, but dry. Highs will be in the low 60s….That’s it. Course that is some good football weather. Then we’ll warm up on Sunday to the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies. Monday will also be warm with a few late day showers that will last into Tuesday.
Have a good weekend! Also, we wish Kerri Furey luck as today is her last day at WAVY. She is going to spend more time with her family, and she looks forward to not getting up early anymore. She has been a great coworker and friend.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler