Coldest overnight lows of the week are expected Monday night into Tuesday morning as skies remain clear and winds turn very light to calm across inland areas. Temperatures will plummet into mid to upper 30s across most inland communities Monday night with mid to upper 40s at the beaches.
Tranquil weather continues through the middle part of the week. This pattern will keep the region firmly in a northwest to northerly wind flow pattern through Wednesday night. Meanwhile, on Monday night and Tuesday, cool and dry high pressure settles across our area, then eventually slips east off the east coast Wednesday and Wednesday night. Winds at the surface will remain light over land areas and a little stronger along the coast through the next few days. Significantly drier air will sit over the region Monday night though Wednesday night.
Temps will gradually moderate through the remainder of the week as the trough lifts out and weak upper ridging builds in. Temperatures on Election Tuesday will rebound into the upper 60s to right around 70 by early afternoon. Temperatures will fall to around 40 or the low 40s across inland communities on Tuesday night with upper 40s to low 50s for communities generally south of the I-10 corridor. Wednesday high temps will be mainly in the low to mid 70s and low temps Wednesday night primarily in the 40s over inland areas and low to mid 50s along and near the coast.
There is a low potential for light rain to creep in to coastal areas late in the week as an easterly wave potentially moves into the Gulf from the Bahamas. It remains to be seen if remnants of Eta or any other tropical wave area able to follow that easterly wave into the Gulf.