Record-Setting Saturday and Possibly Sunday as Well...
Even though we are a few days into fall, summer refuses to let go. In fact, we set a record high in Mobile on Saturday as the temperature soared to 95 degrees beating the previous mark of 94 set back in 2010!
After a mostly clear and quiet night in the low 70s, expect temperatures to once again climb to near record high levels on Sunday afternoon. We'll call it a high of 93 in Mobile and the present record for September 25th stands at 94 degrees set back in 1961. A few communities will see a brief, cooling thunderstorm during the afternoon, but nothing widespread is expected.
After a hot and humid start to the work week, major weather changes will roll-in by midweek. The strongest cold front since last May is expected to pass through Tuesday night into Wednesday. Ahead of the front we will see scattered to numerous showers and storms and behind the front a much cooler and less humid air mass will move in. Expect days in the low 80s along with nights in the 50s(!) later in the week.
Tropical Storm Karl, about 230 miles ENE of Bermuda, has current winds of 65 mph or just below hurricane strength. Karl is expected to strengthen into a category one storm as it races NE into the north Atlantic.
Lisa, currently located in the middle Atlantic, has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Lisa is expected gradually weaken and drift into the north Atlantic.
Finally, a healthy tropical wave off the African coast is rapidly moving west across the lower latitudes of the Atlantic. Long range forecast models not only strengthen the system into a tropical cyclone, they also continue it's westward progression into the Caribbean by the end of the week.
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