Tuesday, October 1 Forecast Discussion

Clouds have broken must faster today than yesterday, as expected, which has allowed temperatures to climb into the lower and mid 80s area wide. The rain so far today has been confined to western portions of Mississippi, and that will be the case for most of the overnight as well. Outside of a stray shower, Wednesday through Friday looks dry. The best chance of any rain will be along and west of Highway 15, with just about all of West Alabama seeing little to no chance at rain.

The clouds breaking up each morning will allow temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 80s for the rest of the work week.

Change arrives on Saturday as a cold front will be approaching the area from the west. Rain will arrive in the afternoon and evening hours from west to east. Coupled with the cold front will be either tropical moisture or a tropical system approaching the Gulf Coast. It is too early yet to determine if this system will be a tropical storm or hurricane, but model indications as of now are hinting at least at a tropical storm. The path of this system, currently in the Caribbean, is one that bears watching, and we will be doing that over the next couple of days.

The front will exit on Sunday and clear us out for Monday and Tuesday with highs seasonably cool in the upper 70s.

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