Cooler and damp for Monday, record heat for mid-week

Forecast

Record heat possible as we usher in October...

TONIGHT: Increasing Clouds, A Shower Late. Lo 63.

MONDAY: Cloudy, Light Showers & Drizzle. Hi 72.

TUESDAY: Morning Clouds, Afternoon/Evening Drier & Clear. Hi 86.

Today still managed to hit 80° officially for a high, but that was 8° below the record heat from yesterday. Tonight and tomorrow cooler air will briefly take over the forecast as damp air sets up. Temperatures drop to the low 60s tonight with increasing clouds and the chance for a brief shower or drizzle.

A southeast flow develops Monday and with the disturbance, will likely keep the clouds locked in along with a few showers. Any rain that falls Monday will be light, but can’t be ruled out at any point during the morning or afternoon. By Monday night, the only thing left will be some low-level clouds. These may be tough to break early Tuesday, but by Tuesday afternoon the heat will return with a vengeance. The heat only intensifies into Wednesday as record-setting highs appear likely. The date on that day is October 2nd, and we could very well be talking about 90 degrees!

Finally, a pattern chance takes place toward the end of the week! A strong front will roll through Thursday, likely holding temperatures in the 70s locally and developing some much-needed showers. Aside from an early morning shower Friday, next weekend looks mainly dry, but much much cooler than our recent spell of weather! Look for highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

Hurricane Lorenzo remains impressive and record setting as it became as strong as a Category 5 last night! It is the strongest hurricane on record for it’s position in the Atlantic Ocean (very far to the north and east). Now the hurricane has weakened to Category 3 strength. Thankfully, it is not expected to impact any land.

-Meteorologists Dan Tomaso and Adis Juklo

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