Friday Morning: Scattered storms today; Storms and a cool down possible late next week

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Patchy fog to start the day. Scattered to numerous showers and storms today thanks to an approaching weak cold front. Rain chance is around 50-60%, mainly for the afternoon and early evening hours. A few strong storms are possible – gusty wind, small hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Tonight: Showers overnight with the passing front. Otherwise, areas of fog. Partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the 60s and 70s.

Saturday: The front will drop humidity and temperatures just a touch. Rain chances remain low. Highs will be in the upper 70s to around 80. Overnight temperatures in the 60s.

Sunday: Warm and muggy with highs in the mid 80s. Dry. Overnight temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Next Week: We are monitoring the potential for a cold front to pass next week. Long-range weather models do not agree on the timing or strength of the front. The GFS has the front moving in Wednesday and into Thursday. The European model has the front moving in Thursday and into Friday. We will have to watch for severe weather Wednesday or Thursday. Something to watch for now. The Climate Prediction Center is calling for slightly below-normal temperatures late next week into the first few days of November. Halloween could be seasonal, but not likely chilly. Possible afternoon highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Epsilon is in the open Atlantic. It will not be a threat to the US. In fact, it will turn out to sea.

Invest 95L – An area of low pressure has developed in the Caribbean and it has a medium chance of developing into a tropical system. Models show it potentially moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico. It’s too early to determine if it will be a threat to the north-central Gulf Coast or not. No imminent threat, but it’s definitely worth watching. Next name on the list is Zeta. Current record for earliest 27th Atlantic named storm formation is November 29, 2005.

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