Tuesday Evening September 5th – Staying Quiet For A While

Good Tuesday evening, everyone. Nick here with the blog update for you at Doug’s request. After a hot Labor Day with highs in the lower to middle 90s, today has been sort of a transition day. We saw highs drop into the middle to upper 70s today with partly to mostly sunny skies. We’ll cool down quite a bit tonight with the radar below staying quiet…

While skies stay mostly clear, the north breeze will allow us to cool down quite a bit by Wednesday morning. You’ll probably need a light jacket with lows dropping into the upper 40s…

We’ll stay mostly sunny for Wednesday with highs running quite a bit below normal. Instead of shooting for our normal high of 87, we’ll top out near 73 in Joplin with outlying areas in the lower 70s. With the breeze staying light out of the north through the day, it’ll be a bit refreshing compared to how warm it has been lately…

Skies stay mostly sunny through Friday, but we’ll also see a warming trend kick in as we work into the weekend. By Friday afternoon, we’ll see afternoon highs return to the lower 80s…

Overall, the weekend and early next week looks to stay quiet with partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 80s. While we stay quiet, though, our eyes will be focused on what Hurricane Irma wants to do. The advisory from the National Hurricane Center this afternoon had Irma as a strong category 5 with a sustained wind speed at 185 mph. That is just (for lack of a better word) remarkable for a tropical system. There’s good agreement that Irma will continue working over the waters between the Bahama Islands and Cuba going into Friday. Beyond that point, there’s still uncertainty about when and where Irma will start to make the turn north…

Bottom line, Irma definitely serves as a reminder that we are at the peak of the hurricane season and it never hurts to be prepared. If you know someone in Florida, give them the heads up and make sure they’re paying close attention to Irma.

Don’t forget that Doug has your latest long-range forecast and his thoughts on the pattern over at headypattern.com

Have a good evening and a great Wednesday!

Nick

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