Have you noticed the hazy skies we've been having so far this week? With the west to east flow in the jet-stream, it's been carrying the smoke from the wildfires out west to the central portion of the country. This trend will continue most of the week with high pressure settling in Wednesday and the west to east flow continuing in the jet-stream. It has made for some fantastic sunsets the past several nights!
Here were some sunset photos from last night! Make sure to send in your sunset photos to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Temperatures will be dropping the rest of the week with highs in the lower 70s Wednesday and then into the lower 60s to end the workweek. A cold front will move through Wednesday shifting our winds to more of a northerly flow and that will bring in a cool/dry air mass for the rest of the week. High pressure will follow which will keep us dry through the weekend. I do have isolated shower chances in the forecast late Friday and again late on Monday. Right now, I have low confidence in accumulating rainfall moving forward this week.
Hurricane Sally is impacting the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and some strong wind gusts. Sally is only moving at 2 mph which makes rainfall the major threat moving forward. The hurricane is expected to make landfall early Wednesday morning.
Winds won't be the major threat with Sally, it will be the rainfall amounts. Rainfall amounts through Alabama and the Florida Panhandle could reach near 10-15" through Thursday morning. Even areas in central and northern Georgia could reach near 4-6" by the weekend. We won't see any of the rainfall from Sally due to the strong high pressure moving in on Wednesday.