Tonight: Drier and cooler air will move into our area from the north. Temperatures will dip down into the upper 50s to lower 60s by morning. 

Tuesday: Humidity will be very low thanks to the strong northerly winds. It’s going to be extremely nice with breezy conditions and lower humidity, but this will increase our fire weather risk. Fire Weather Warning/Red Flag Warning is in place from 9 AM through 7 PM. Be sure to avoid to outdoor burning, as fires could spread rapidly. Highs will be in the low and mid 80s. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s once again. 

Wednesday & Thursday: Even drier air will be ushered in from the north and northeast as Ian tracks toward Florida. Winds will pick up out of the north and northeast and we will likely have sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts higher than that. This could once again lead to an increased fire weather risk. Fire Weather Watch issued for Wednesday. Additionally, you may want to secure any outdoor items since it will be quite windy. High temperatures will only be in the lower 80s. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s again!  

Friday – Next Monday: Sunny, warm, and pleasant weather continues. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s and then upper 80s early next week. The pleasant mornings in the upper 50s to lower 60s will continue.

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Ian is forecast to continue to rapidly intensify, eventually becoming a Category 4 hurricane in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. First, it will head toward western Cuba tonight and early Tuesday. It will enter the Gulf tomorrow. It will take aim at the Florida peninsula and it will slow down. Current forecast brings Ian near Tampa. Since Ian will slow down, this will lead to prolonged impacts in the form of significant storm surge, heavy rain, wind, and tornadoes to the Florida peninsula.