11/8 – Brittany’s “Cooler Temperatures Ahead” Tuesday Evening Forecast
For the first time in November, cooler temperatures are ahead! That being said, they’ll still technically be above seasonal average but beginning tonight, they’ll bottom out more so toward the low 60’s as opposed to last nights upper 60’s. Beginning tomorrow, throughout the rest of the workweek, our daytime highs will range from the mid to upper 70’s. For now, we’re under the influence of high pressure and that’s giving us a northerly/easterly component to the winds, bringing in a slightly cooler and drier air mass to our area.
Switching gears to talk about Tropical Storm Nicole. We won’t see any direct impacts from this system but as it progresses towards the west, we will start seeing an increase in cloud coverage and winds. This system will make landfall, potentially as a category 1 hurricane on Thursday morning near eastern central Florida. As Nicole moves across the Florida peninsula on Thursday, a strong upper low will be moving towards the Great Lakes region with a longwave trough extending into the southwestern CONUS. Though it’s still possible Nicole could briefly move into the GOM by late Thursday, this trough will cause the storm to lift quickly northeastward and will keep Nicole from having any direct impacts to our area.