You just can not hardly beat the weather along the Alabama Gulf Coast this time of year.
Elsewhere the temperatures have begun to plummet and the leaves to turn. The days are gray and dreary and getting shorter every week. On Dauphin Island the sand is warmed by pleasant breezes off the Gulf of Mexico. Birds are everywhere as they pause to top off their tanks, layering on a little bit of extra fat for the big trip south across the gulf.
It's one of the most perfect times of the year on Dauphin Island.
Rain and warmer air to head our way
High pressure moving eastward should allow milder, southerly winds to return to our area today.
Clouds should also increase today, but only slight chances for rain are anticipated today and tonight.
A low-pressure area is expected to form over the Texas coast today along a stalled frontal boundary. Expect high chances for showers and thunderstorms on Monday in response to a warm front moving onshore. The region could see several inches of rain through Tuesday, according to forecasters.
Wet weather could remain possible through the latter part of next week as a number of disturbances continue to affect us. Forecasters called for a strong cold front to move through our neck of the woods around Thursday or Thursday night, followed by drier conditions in time for the end of next week.
As for temperatures, look for highs today ranging from the upper 70s to low 80s. Overnight lows should range from the low 50s inland to the mid-60s closer to the coast, with low 70s possible at Dauphin Island.
Monday should see highs in the mid- and upper 70s, with overnight lows in the 60s and 70s. For Tuesday, highs are expected to range in the low and mid-80s. On Wednesday, expect highs in the mid- to upper 80s, with overnight lows in the 60s and 70s. On Thursday, look for highs in the low 80s, with lows ranging from near 60 to the mid-60s.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico: A large area of showers and thunderstorms was nearly stationary over the western Gulf on Saturday afternoon as a broad low-pressure area was forming just east of Tuxpan, Mexico. Tropical development isn't anticipated because of strong upper-level winds.
A broad low-pressure area several hundred miles north of Puerto Rico was moving slowly west-southwestward. Tropical development isn't anticipated.
Elsewhere, tropical storm formation is not expected through today.