THURSDAY: A weak disturbance will approach the region – it will likely hold just west of us, but it will bring an uptick in clouds through the day. Highs will top out in the lower to, a few, middle 70s. Clouds will ease out of the area through the day, trending partly clear by afternoon. Expect lows to fall into the 50s by early Friday.
FRIDAY: High pressure to our east continues to flow in warmer, muggier air across the Magnolia State. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the middle 70s. A stray shower or two can’t be ruled out, but most will remain dry.
EXTENDED FORECAST: High pressure will remain anchored off the southeast coast – the easterly to southeasterly flow toward our area will bring partly sunny skies with a chance for showers and few storms into the weekend. Temperatures will run in the middle to upper 70s. Looking ahead into next week will feature warm temperatures early week and an approaching front through mid-week. We’ll also keep an eye on the Gulf of Mexico as the remnants of Eta could enter the basin by early week.
TROPICS: Eta is nearing a time where its core will emerge back over open waters – yet, still dumping copious amounts of rain over Central America. Flooding will continue to be main concern through early week. Eta’s path could bring potential impacts of rain and wind in south Florida into next week, but its eventual path could lead it into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. We’ll keep a close eye on the storm over the next few days.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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