MONDAY: A dry cold front swept through the region over the weekend – in its wake, we’ll run cooler to start off the new work and school week. Expect breezes to calm down early as prevalent sunshine warms temperatures from the 30s and 40s into the upper 50s and lower 60s by the afternoon hours. Skies will remain clear overnight, light winds, allowing for temperatures to fall into the 30s – patchy frost may be possible by early Tuesday morning.
ELECTION DAY TUESDAY: A nippy start for many, a frosty start for some – overall, a great day to get to the polls Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 AM – 7 PM; morning 30s will give way to highs in the 60s to near 70 amid a full complement of sunshine. If you are heading to the polls after work, have a jacket handy as temperatures will fall back quickly – into the 50s by the close of polls, lower 40s by early Wednesday morning.
EXTENDED FORECAST: Post-election, the sunrise will rise again on the eastern horizon at 6:21 AM – we'll keep it the sunshine going, amid a few passing clouds with highs in the lower 70s by the afternoon hours after a chilly start in the lower 40s. A weak disturbance will pass through Thursday – bringing clouds to the region. Highs will stay in the lower 70s; we’ll make a run into the middle and upper 70s through late week and into the weekend amid a mix of clouds and sun. A few wayward showers may flare up on the eastern side of an expansive high pressure ridge off the Atlantic coast.
TROPICS: Eta, now a hurricane, will continue to move westward - making a run for category 4 status before making landfall in Nicaragua Tuesday. The storm will likely linger over central America through much of the week, causing life threatening flooding. In some areas, upward of 2′ of rain will be possible. The expansive nature of the system could even bring heavy rain issues to Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, the Cayman Islands and El Salvador through late week as it meanders. The storm, much diminished, could re-emerge into the NW Caribbean by the weekend and regroup itself.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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