Comet Holmes

cometholmes102707.jpgThe above image was sent to us by UA Astronomy Professor Bill Keel. The bright object in the middle of the image is the Comet Holmes, which is undergoing a dramatic outburst. This comet has a circumference of illumination as large as the Planet Jupiter. The comet will not appear as bright as the Planet Jupiter, but it will be visible to the unaided eye, by looking north after sunset. It will appear as a hazy-visible-star in the constellation Perseus. For a detailed star chart and more information click here.

Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
WVUA-TV Weather

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Monday Forecast Discussion Update

We started the day on a cold note, with an official morning low of 44-degrees in Tuscaloosa. Look for a recovery to near 70-degrees for an afternoon high, with a mostly sunny sky overhead. As we finish the month of October, dry weather will be the story. We will have lots of sun for tomorrow and Halloween, with cold mornings and comfortable afternoons. The little ghosts and goblins won’t have to worry about being forced stay indoors Halloween night due to weather. In fact, the weather will stay calm right on through the rest of the week.

A couple of cold fronts will move through the region this week. Both fronts will be rain free but they will bring us reinforcing surges of cool/ dry air. One boundary will arrive during the Wednesday/Thursday time frame and another over the weekend. Once again, I’m not expecting rain: however, you will need to keep the jackets handy, with cold overnight temperatures expected. Look for a partly to mostly sunny sky for the next several days, with clear nights.

Even though we’re shifting into that cold weather mode, it’s still hurricane season. Yesterday Tropical Storm Noel formed near Haiti and the system is currently moving across that island, spreading heavy rain’s to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The system is forecasted to be a tropical storm as it churns towards the Bahamas and then later turns out to sea on Thursday.

Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
WVUA-TV Weather