MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A crisp Wednesday morning offered us another friendly reminder that Summer is over. A warming trend over the next few days will offer a reminder that Fall can still be really warm. As temperatures go up, it would be nice if rain chances followed suit. Not looking likely...
TODAY: Plenty of sunshine compliments a beautiful Wednesday with highs into the lower 80s. This will be the last day of the relatively cooler stretch we've been immersed in. Overnight lows will not be as cool, falling into the lower and middle 50s. That marks the beginning of warmer days to come.
REST OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND: Upper 80s arrive Thursday and highs Friday could flirt with 90 degrees. Those numbers are a solid ten degrees above average for middle October. The pattern will remain dry through the weekend into early next week.
It will be interesting to see how our drought will affect local Fall foliage. North Alabama is getting into some patchy color, but the leaves really haven't changed much around here. Our peak (if you even want to call it that) is expected to arrive from the final week of October into the first week of November. But a lack of rain can affect the overall display.
IN THE TROPICS: Hurricane Nicole isn't getting nearly as much fanfare as her predecessor Matthew (with good reason). But she's rocking and rolling in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.
Nicole's lack of coverage comes at the expense of her projected path, steering the Hurricane away from the United States. Still, Bermuda may take a direct hit from this.
Elsewhere in the tropics, all is quiet as we slowly wind down the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season.