TEMPERATURES RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL ON SUNDAY… A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING OFF THE EAST COAST MAY BRING SOME WET WEATHER MONDAY AND/OR TUESDAY
Before I discuss the current and future weather, I want to talk about this year’s hurricane season. Well, today (Saturday, November 30th) is the last official day of the Atlantic hurricane season. It turned out to be a much quieter hurricane season than forecasters expected. That is great news. Although it doesn’t take a busy hurricane season to cause problems for the United States as Hurricane Andrew proved in 1992. That year was not a busy year, but the folks in South Florida got slammed by this intense major hurricane. The city of Homestead, FL was especially hard hit. There were only two hurricanes this year which is well below normal. Why was this year below normal? The two major factors were wind shear and dry air. There may have been other factors that contributed to the below normal season. Speaking of below normal, although we picked up around two inches of rain this past week, we are running a precipitation deficit. We may get a chance to add a little to the rain totals early this week as a low pressure system is expected to form off the Mid-Atlantic Coast on Monday. Rainfall totals should be light and it looks like the best chance of rain will be the further southeast you are. Temperatures should be around normal on Sunday and Monday. They’ll trend downward towards mid-week but they should go back up later in the week. I don’t believe we will see the temperature extremes that we saw last week. At least that is the way it looks right now. That’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.