Good Thursday, everybody. A potent fall cold front is working into the region today and ushers in the coldest air since early May. This brings a real deal fall chill that should carry us through the weekend and into much of next week.
Sally continues to weaken as it rolls across the deep south. As we talked about earlier this week, the super slow-movement kept this system well to our south as our fall front sweeps in here on Thursday. That may bring an isolated shower or storm, but windy and chilly weather will be the rule behind this. Highs Friday and Saturday are mainly in the 60s for much of the region, with lows dropping into the low 40s over the weekend. Can we get a traditional cold spot to reach the upper 30s? Maybe.
The NAM is forecasting temps to be very close to the upper 30s by Saturday morning:
The models continue to spit out a wind chill number that makes it feel like the 30s:
Below normal temps will then continue through the rest of the weekend into much of next week:
The tropics are super crazy as we get ready to run out of names:
The system in the western Gulf of Mexico is likely to become Wilfred, the final name on the current list. It’s off the the Greek Alphabet from there for only the second time ever. That gulf system may threaten areas from Texas to Louisiana and there’s a chance Teddy gets drawn toward New England. The Euro likes a Maine landfall:
Enjoy your day and take care.