SCATTERED STORMS TODAY; COLD FRONT ARRIVES WEDNESDAY… Rain and a few thunderstorms will be possible at times on this Tuesday, mainly in the P.M. hours. Tomorrow, a significant weather change happens as a cold front moves across our region from northwest to southeast. This frontal boundary will pave the way for mild days and cool nights. The tropics remain active with two tropical storms and a tropical wave noted in the central part of the Atlantic Ocean. Fortunately, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea remain quiet, for now. A few more Tuesday morning forecast notes are below.
NICE WEATHER AHEAD STARTING THURSDAY… Tomorrow will serve as a transition day of sorts as a cold front moves by in the evening hours. Overnight lows by Thursday morning will be in the upper-50s in many spots. High temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be in the mid- to upper-70s.
TROPICAL STORM PETER IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC… The center of a highly sheared Tropical Storm Peter is located about 120 miles northeast of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Peter remains a disorganized storm with maximum winds around 50 mph. The center of Peter will gradually slow down and turn north by Thursday. Peter could bring impacts to Bermuda by Saturday, likely as a decaying tropical depression by that point. Tropical Storm Peter is not expected to ever be a direct issue for Alabama or northwest Florida.
TROPICAL STORM ROSE IN THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC… Rose remains a tropical storm this morning, situated in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Rose is expected to remain weak in the days ahead before dissipating well away from land. No direct impacts from Tropical Storm Rose are expected in the USA.
TROPICAL WAVE IN EASTERN ATLANTIC… The next named tropical storm in the Atlantic basin could develop today or tomorrow as a tropical wave continues moving west across the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center indicates there is a high (80%) chance of this system becoming a tropical storm over the next few days. From NHC: “Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show some signs of organization, although recent satellite wind data indicate that the system lacks a surface circulation. Upper-level winds, however, are expected to become conducive for further development during the next day or two, and a tropical depression is likely to form by Thursday or Friday while the system moves westward at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean.”
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