RIGHT NOW: It doesn't get much better than this in late August - check out 6 PM ET temperatures out there:
As we take a peek outside from our ALFA skycam atop the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens, we find some really nice weather in progress out there as well:
Lows tonight will drop back into the middle 60s in most spots, and with low humidity and a clear sky, it will feel very nice tonight and early tomorrow. Great weather for the kids out at the bus stop!
THROUGH THURSDAY: High pressure and an easterly breeze will keep things quite pleasant around here through the rest of the week. Highs will top out in the lower 90s - right about the average for late August - and humidity values will be low as well. Enjoy the mostly sunny sky each day as well with overnight lows for this stretch down in the 60s!
FRIDAY & LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Moisture levels will be on the rise by the time we head into Friday and the weekend. The ridge of high pressure that is keeping our weather pleasant now will break down and allow for moisture to increase from the Gulf. Friday, I don't think our chances will be more than 20%, meaning most spots will stay dry and warm. By Saturday, rain chances will be highest with a 50% coverage of rain and storms in the afternoon and evening - by Sunday and Labor Day, rain coverage drops to around 40%. A note of caution here - we're still a long way out! We will likely see big changes to the timing and coverage of showers and storms in the forecast as we get more information this week, so stay tuned! We know that a lot of you will have big plans including football games and other Labor Day activities - so stick with us!
TROPICS: Tropical Storm Cristobal formed over the weekend, and it is expected to become a hurricane later this week. The good news is, it is forecast to remain off the East Coast and then curve back out to sea. Here's the 5-day track from the National Hurricane Center, showing no major impacts to the United States other than some high surf.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX