A good Thursday morning to you! Finally, the severe weather that seemed to never end has ended. After 2 days of tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings, our weather has gone quiet. A refreshing fall airmass is taking over, and we’ll really notice a big difference in our weather tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 30s tonight, with clear skies. We may stay in the 60s all day on Friday, with a cool north breeze.
The historic storm system in the north is weakening quickly and lifting into Canada. This was the one of the strongest storms in US history in terms of pressure. Aside of tropical systems, the pressure of this mid latitude cyclone was the lowest in the history of the US, at 955mb. In-fact, this was referred to as an extra tropical cyclone due to the fact that it had some tropical characteristics. Wind gusts in the 50s to 60s were a common experience in the northern US, with some gusts above 70 mph. This is the storm that is responsible in bringing us severe weather and tornadoes. It’s also what’s responsible for bringing us cooler weather today and tomorrow.
High temperatures will gradually warm into the upper 70s by Sunday and Monday. We’ll continue sunny skies. A big cool down is possible by the middle of next week.
The tropics have come to life, as tropical storm Shary could form later today. Also, two other areas of concern are in the Atlantic, as we continue a very active hurricane season. The good news is that all tropical features will stay well away from Alabama.
Have a great day!
WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott