Nate became a post-tropical cyclone this morning over the Ohio River Valley. So, basically…it lost its tropical characteristics and is now affiliated with frontal boundaries. The cold front affiliated with the remnant low of Nate will move into our area tomorrow.
However, today won’t be too bad. There will be a few showers, but not a wash-out. There were a few showers early this morning (north of the Southside) affiliated with the remnants of Nate. This afternoon’s rain chance will mainly be sparked from the heat of the day.
Not everyone experiences rain today, but we all have a good chance at receiving rain tomorrow. This is because the cold front will move into our area and stall…triggering periods of rain across our region. So, carry the umbrella and plan on a chance for showers throughout the day…with locally heavy downpours possible.
The stalled front will begin moving further South by Wednesday, but it’ll still be close enough to keep higher rain chances in our forecast thru Wednesday morning.
Due to the abundance of atmospheric moisture in our area, rainfall estimates between now and Wednesday will range from 1″-3″. Most of the rain will fall on Tuesday.
Aside from the chance for showers…expect it to be warm and breezy today. Southerly winds will be sustained anywhere from 10-20mph with higher gusts throughout the day.
The warm southerly flow is also leading to our above average temps! This morning, we started with Low-Mid 70s. That’s WARMER than the AVG. HIGH for our area this time of year.
We’ll keep above average temps the next few days…
However, today’s highs will reach the upper 80s (feeling like low 90s with the humidity). Lows 80s tomorrow, then cooling into the 70s behind the previously mentioned cold front by Wednesday.
Aside from Nate, there’s a new tropical cyclone over the Atlantic. Tropical Depression #17 formed early this morning, then it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Ophelia as of the 11AM advisory from the NHC. Thankfully, it’s no threat to the U.S.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate