FORECAST DISCUSSION – Meteorologist Mackenzie Bart

Still a cool fall evening as we start to see some clearing. A few breaks of sun before it sets but clearer skies tonight will allow for temperatures to really fall off. Sitting in the 50s this evening before falling back in the 40s tonight.

A chilly night ahead of us with temperatures falling into the 40s and then some places the upper 30s. Mostly clear and quiet.

Full on sunshine returns tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures. We will climb into the mid 60s during the day and feeling really nice with the sunshine. Staying dry but cooling off quickly at night.

Hurricane Ian made landfall along Cayo Costa around 3PM yesterday as a strong Cat 4 Hurricane with sustained winds around 150 mph. Storm surge of 12-18 ft along the SWFL coastline with reports of 100mph + wind gusts.

Ian has downgraded to a Tropical Storm. As it moves out into the Atlantic, it could make a third landfall along the South Carolina coast as a hurricane Friday. From there, the remnants of Ian move into the Ohio Valley as early as Saturday.

The models have been going back and forth with this forecast so we will have to keep a close eye for our weekend plans. However expect more cloud cover Saturday and into Sunday.

Temperatures remain cooler than average the first week of October with highs generally in the mid 60’s. At least we can enjoy a nice dry stretch with a mix of sun and clouds.

Here’s your latest 8-Day Forecast:

When do we see most of our “perfect” days during the year? Where does our weather of late line up on the chart? Red bullseye tells the story.