More patchy frost tonight, cool to start out the work week

Forecast

Plenty of sun this week...

TONIGHT: Clear & Chilly. Patchy Frost Lo 42. Winds: Calm.

MONDAY: Another Chilly Morning. Then Sunny & Cool. Hi 66.

TUESDAY: Chilly Start. Sunny & Warmer by the Afternoon. Hi 73.

The National Weather Service continues to monitor frost chances tonight after our Sunday started with a chill and a patchy frost. Any frost either from this morning or later tonight is well ahead of schedule for this area. A widespread frost usually occurs by mid-October, not mid-September!

At least the afternoons with sunshine and warmth have made up for the cold mornings. Highs have hit the middle to upper 60s the last two days, and Monday will be similar. Sunshine and dry weather remain in the forecast through at least Thursday. By Wednesday and Thursday high temperatures return to near 80°.

There is unfortunately no great confidence in rain chances in our extended forecast. We will continue to monitor the Gulf of Mexico as moisture could be pushed north from the tropical activity there. At this time, Tropical Storm Beta will affect the Texas coastline and then stall out. Another disturbance that is not named over Florida may also throw some rain northward along the Gulf coast. If the timing lines up, by week’s end a front arriving from the west may push some of this rain northward toward the Mid-Atlantic states. This is a long shot, and wouldn’t affect the forecast until likely next Sunday at the earliest. Until then enjoy this easy-going weather!

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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