Today: Fall-like weather continues with sunny and dry conditions. High temperatures are comfortable near 81 degrees. Expect breezy conditions at times with winds between 5 and 10 mph from the north. Continue to exercise extreme caution if any outdoor burning is done as humidity is still very low and no recent precipitation elevates fuel for fires. 

Tonight: Clear skies with winds around 5 mph from the north. Overnight lows will be in the low-to-mid 50s.

Tomorrow: More sunny and dry conditions with high temperatures around 84 degrees. Low humidity remains to allow it to feel comfortable outside during the day. 

Beyond: Fall-like conditions will persist with high temperatures slightly increasing into the mid-to-upper 80s by next week as a small ridge builds over the area. Dry air will remain for much of the next 7-days. The dry airmass will limit rain chances to zero. 

Tracking the Tropics: Ian strengthened back to hurricane status yesterday over the Atlantic east of Florida’s northeast coast. It currently has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph with a minimum pressure of 984 mb as of the 4 AM CDT NHC update today. The storm made its 2nd total landfall on Wednesday near Cayo Costa, FL at 3:05 PM EDT in Southwest Florida. Maximum winds at landfall were measured to be 150 mph. Ian is forecasted to make its 3rd total landfall in South Carolina later today. Tropical storm force winds are already reaching past the coastline. Ian will bring the threat of flash flooding as well as storm surge.