Cool And Breezy Monday; Rain Due To Beta Later This Week
Monday morning starts on a cool and breezy note. Expect temperatures in the low 60s around sunrise. Meanwhile, wind remain out of the east at 10 to 20 mph throughout the day. High temperatures only manage to warm into the mid or perhaps upper 70s. Expect a mostly cloudy morning, but a sun and cloud mix during the afternoon. While Beta is near the central Texas coast Monday morning, clouds and rain spread east to the northern gulf coast. Radar picks up on light rain in coastal Alabama and Florida this morning. However, looks as though the tropical moisture stays just south of our area today.
Monday night could be a bit cooler, with lows in the upper 50s. Tuesday looks mainly dry, save for a few tropical showers grazing southwest Alabama. Beta eventually turns to the northeast towards Louisiana and Mississippi late this week. That serves to increase our rain chances, but a flooding rain isn’t expected for our area. Instead, expect on and off shower and storms Thursday and Friday. Humidity and temperatures rise also, with mid 80s late this week through early next week.
Expect a scattered coverage of showers and storms this weekend. Rain chances decrease early next week. Models hint at a cold front sweeping into the southeast early next week, but differ on timing. That could deliver another burst of cooler and drier air.
While Beta brings rain to our area late this week, impacts to our area are much less significant than Sally’s last week. Outside of Beta, the tropics aren’t too threatening at the moment. Teddy is still a powerful Category 2 hurricane. It moves north to the east of Bermuda today, though tropical storm force winds extend west across the island today. By Wednesday, Teddy heads towards the Canadian maritime provinces. Tropical Storm Wilfred dissipated, and the NHC is not monitoring any new areas of potential tropical development.