Most of Sunday turned out pleasantly although we did see a couple of thunderstorms around. The big headline is the front moving into the region Monday. Ahead of the line of storms expect muggy conditions with increasing clouds and a few showers through the early afternoon. By late afternoon areas to the west will begin to see the effects of the line of storms that will push through during the evening and overnight. The Storm Prediction Center places all of the area under a slight risk for severe storms with the potential for heavy rain, wind, hail and the possibility of a few isolated tornados more likely in Mississippi.
The good news is that behind the front we get back to fall and feeling like October. Drier air pushes back into the region and high pressure builds into the area. We can expect several days of pleasant conditions with plenty of sunshine, highs in the upper 70's and cool overnight lows in the 50's and even upper 40's on the north shore. The one somewhat negative note will be strong winds stirring up the coastal waters.
The tropics decided to get busy with Tropical Storm Fay effecting Bermuda and our seventh named storm of the year Gonzolo developing just east of the Leeward Islands. Another wave much farther east is showing some sign of development. None of these systems should effect the mainland US.
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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood
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