EVENING: Very warm and muggy. Temps in the 70s.
TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Muggy. Lo 70.
WEDNESDAY: Breezy with record heat. Stray evening storms.
We hit 88 degrees to kick off the month of October, just 2 degrees short of the record high! We expect Wednesday to beat the record high as we peak at 90 degrees for the afternoon. I expect Wednesday to be the last time wee hit 90 degrees for the year, so enjoy one last round of summer heat before fall abruptly falls into the state on Thursday.
Watch for a stray evening storm Wednesday, with better chances for occasional showers on Thursday with temperatures stuck in thee 50s for the Thursday afternoon. Rainfall amounts are expect to stay less than a quarter inch.
Friday and Saturday will be dry and seasonably cooler. Saturday morning temperatures start in the 40s! Clouds return for Sunday with showers arriving late in the day. A look ahead to next week shows a good opportunity for soaking rain from the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. Stay tuned for more updates!
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder