Pinpoint Weather: Rain slowly exits Sunday, eyes on western Caribbean as Zeta is born

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A decent amount of rain has fallen in parts of the area overnight but the rain is expected to gradually taper off as we head into the afternoon.

Pockets of showers are still expected to linger into the afternoon and the foggy conditions should also stick around, so if you have any travel plans, be sure you’re aware that you will have some concerns with fog to deal with.

On Sunday night, we’ll see some pockets of drizzle and fog continuing in much of the region. Clouds should linger as well into at least the first half of Monday but we should see some peaks of sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours on Monday.

Tuesday and Wednesday should both remain dry but more rain is in the cards into the latter part of next week.

Overnight, Tropical Storm Zeta was born in the western Caribbean. Over the next several days, the system is expected to slowly gain strength and possibly become a hurricane as it comes into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. Unfortunately for hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, Zeta does appear to be heading in their direction. As Zeta comes on shore, it is expected to head in our general direction which will likely produce rain in the region on Thursday and maybe into Friday as well. The Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to monitor Zeta and it’s possible affects on our weather into next week. BTW, Zeta’s birth officially ties the record for the most named storms in the Atlantic basin since records have been kept. 2005 was the only other year that we saw this many named storms – which is the same year that we had Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Now, regarding temperatures, the rain and showers will help to keep us cooler today as we’ll stay in the 50s for highs today but warmer weather returns quickly.

On Monday, we’re back up into the upper 60s and lower 70s across the region. Highs will remain in the 70s into midweek, but as Zeta makes its approach, our highs will likely drop slightly back into the 60s for highs on Thursday.

As Halloween approaches next week, highs are expected to cool off back into the 50s.

Stay dry today!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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