Plenty of sunshine this afternoon; monitoring the tropics

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 5:12 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Hi there, I’m FOX10 Meteorologist Jennifer Lambers with the latest look at your forecast.

It was a sunny start to begin your Tuesday, with clear skies and mild temperatures. Heading into this afternoon, plenty of sunshine will continue along the Gulf Coast, but this will lead to temperatures quickly heating up. Daytime highs today will be about 5-8 degrees above average, with many areas maxing out in the lower-to-mid 90s!

Heading into tonight, skies will stay clear and overnight lows will drop to the lower-to-mid 70s.

Looking ahead into the rest of the week, a warming trend is coming. Daytime highs will warm up, with many areas expecting to see afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s! Our next shot at rain will come in the form of a cold front and is expected to push through late Sunday/next Monday.

Tracking the tropics, Major Hurricane Fiona is currently tracking over the Turks & Caicos. This system is bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and intense rip currents to the areas. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic is still recovering after the system moved through yesterday. Fiona is expected to continue moving NNW, where it could strengthen into a category 4 hurricane. After that it is expected to move towards Bermuda, possibly striking the island as a category 3 storm.

We also have Tropical Depression 8. This system is in the far northern Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm. However, no impacts are expected to land.

There is also an additional area of low pressure near the eastern coast of South America. This has high chances to develop as it approaches closer to the southeastern Caribbean. It is expected to become a Tropical Depression by the weekend. After that, we will need to monitor closely. Be careful what you see on social media and stay tuned to FOX10.

The next two names are Gaston and Hermine.

Have a great week!

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