9/27 – The Chief’s “Low Humidity/Windy” Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

High pressure to the north moving closer will provide for lovely conditions through the rest of the workweek. A less humid flow and cooler temperatures will continue to move into the Gulf Coast.

No rainfall is expected for the next few days. And while the tropical system in the Caribbean (Ian) is still expected to track toward Florida, per NHC, we will be expecting outside/smaller impacts for our area over the next few days, as a result. Strong northeasterly flow will be in place over the region for the next few days. The strong northerly flow will cause some breezy conditions in our area. Winds will be approaching 20 mph, mainly in the coastal areas, with higher gusts tomorrow. Wednesday, winds will be stronger with conditions approaching wind advisory criteria (>25 mph), so we will need to monitor these trends during today.

RED FLAG WARNING & SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT…

We will also (surprisingly during tropical season) have a concern for fire weather conditions. Relative humidity will be between 25-30 percent during the daytime hours today, Wednesday, and Thursday with pockets of lower percentages. This dry environment combined with the gusty winds and abundance of fuels means that fire weather will be a concern over the next few days. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for tomorrow and a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Wednesday.

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