Cold air wrapping in on the backside of Sandy will bring the coldest temperatures of the Fall season later tonight. The winds will remain out of the north between 5-15 mph, and this should prevent any widespread frost from occurring across our inland counties. The coldest temperatures will be near Hwy 84 and some of the typically colder spots farther south like Crestview and Mt. Vernon, where low to mid 30s will be common. Farther south, closer to I-10, temperatures will fall into the mid and upper 30s. Areas near near the Gulf and area bays will remain around 40.
It will not be as windy on Tuesday, but a north wind of 10-15 mph will keep things on the cool side for yet another day. Highs will reach the mid 60s on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday night will not be as cold with 40s expected in most areas, but near Hwy 84 some upper 30s are still possible. Winds will begin shifting out of the west on Halloween, and this will warm temperatures in the 70s for highs. Dress the kiddos for temps in the low 70s and 60s for trick-or-treating Wednesday evening.
Milder weather is expected the rest of the week into the weekend, with 70s by day and 40s/50s at night through Sunday. A cold front will swing through the area next Monday, but moisture appears sparse with the front as it moves though. Little if any precipitation is expected with its passage at this time.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley