Thursday, October 4, 2012

Weekend "Cool down" Still on Schedule!

Thursday’s weather was great … and we didn’t have the concerns regarding Air Quality that had been forecasted for the day!

Our good looking Thursday will be followed up with a pair of warmer days for Friday and Saturday. Morning starts for both days will be in the low 60°s with afternoon highs in the upper 80°s. Plan on plenty of sunshine on Friday -- comfortably warm for ‘Live After Five’ -- and partly cloudy skies for Saturday.

Here is Friday's Pinpoint Forecast:

Yes, our expected weekend cool front is still on schedule for late Saturday, with the payoff coming in the form of mid 70°s for highs on Sunday and Monday! And we’ve taken just about any mention of meaningful rain out of the weekend forecast as well.

The cool down doesn’t last long however, with highs rebounding into the 80°s by mid-week.

Weekend travelers to Lorman, MS (Southern's Jaguar Nation) or to Gainesville (LSU) better take the poncho along, just in case. Neither game will be a "wash out," but both venues have a slight shance of rain (20% - 30%) during their respective game times.

We said “goodbye” to Nadine today, but not before ‘she’ became one of the three-longest-lasting storms at tropical storm/hurricane strength in the Atlantic Basin record books. And while we now have Oscar, the forecast calls for that storm to be gone in a day or so.

So ... are we done with ‘named’ storms for the 2012 season? With more than eight weeks remaining in the “official” season, we certainly can’t rule out another tropical wave reaching depression or tropical-storm intensity. But it is looking more and more likely that the Gulf of Mexico may be just about closed for (tropical) business for the remainder of the season!

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