Tuesday: Sunny. Cool. High 72, Low 46
Wednesday: Sunny. Cool. High 68, Low 42
Thursday: Sunny. Cool. High 69, Low 39
Friday/Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the low-to-mid-70's and Lows in the low-to-mid-40's.
Sunday/Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-to-upper-70's and Lows around 50 or so.
Here is a look at our Fall Freeze Climatology in the Tennessee Valley.
And on the note of climate, the Climate Prediction Center has issued its speculations about this winter.
So we had another sunny day in Cullman. The High was 71. The Low was 42. We've barely had any clouds, despite that upper-level trough moving through.
Tomorrow that trough still looks like it will be well to our north/northeast, leaving us with ample northwest wind flow. That means sunny skies and temperatures not much above what they were today. Tonight is tough to call for temperatures. It's 54 degrees now. The Dewpoint is 51. We do have some moisture around, but not enough for much cloud cover. I think it's safe to go with a Low at least in the upper 40's, maybe a little cooler than that.
Temperatures will be slow to rebound, though. High pressure should dominate our weather until Sunday and Monday, when we might bring back a few clouds as the winds aloft shift back to the southwest.
No rain is expected for this forecast period.
People from the Bay of Campeche to the Yucatan Peninsula will want to monitor this tropical low that is slowly moving east. It has a very decent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next two or three days. Despite whatever you might see on other blogs or social networking sites, it is way too soon to know how this will develop or where it will go. And the more responsible bloggers/social networkers have made note of this. For my own part, I'm not even calling attention to wild possibilities by showing model "spaghetti plots" at this point. Those are worthless right now. If an Air Force plane goes in there to check this thing out tomorrow, then the models will have decent data to work with, for at least a starting point. They do not have that yet.
Hope you're enjoying a more normal October weather pattern. See you in the funny papers.