Weather Outlook for Tuesday/Early Wednesday

By: WCTV PinPoint Weather Team Email
By: WCTV PinPoint Weather Team Email

***There are several factors that are influencing this forecast. Please check back here periodically for updates***

UPDATE (10:30 AM 10-17)
There are lots of questions about the potential for nasty weather in the Big Bend of Florida and southern Georgia on Tuesday. The focus of this forecast will rely heavily on the broad area of tropical low pressure in the southern Gulf of Mexico and Florida Straits.

As of now, the National Hurricane Center is planning to send a Air Force Reconnaissance plane to investigate. They put the chance of this low forming into a tropical depression or storm at 60%. There are several atmospheric factors that may prevent this area from becoming better organized, but no matter what, this could be a major rain-maker for the area.

It all depends on the track of this tropical low. If it continues on a straight north path, we could see some very significant rainfall with the isolated chance for strong to severe weather, with strong winds being the main threats. However, if the low takes a more easterly track, we could be on the drier side of things on Tuesday.

This track will definitely be influenced by a cold front currently moving through the Midwest U.S. right now. If the front takes its time getting here, the better chance we have for the low to continue on a northerly track and impact us more on Tuesday. If the front speeds up, it will most likely pick up this area of low pressure and scoot it quickly east through the peninsula of Florida, leaving us with just a scattering of showers on Tuesday.

Right now, the forecast is very up in the air, but stay tuned later today and Mike McCall will have a better idea on the potential impacts. No matter what happens on Tuesday, we cool down big time starting Wednesday.

-Nate Harrington

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    where's the update? just sayin'
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM
    A forcast can be neither "right," nor "wrong." It is simply a forecast. For it to be wrong, it would not be a forecast, for it to be right, would just suggest it was correct, in the past tense. By the way folks, these news people that use the term "forecasted," simply do not understand English. There is no such thing as the past tense of a forecast, it's just a report. Thanx.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    Why is this even a post. You are saying we may or may not get rain and it may or may not be tomorrow. I can guess that well. Also, you said the high today was 80 and it's already 86. Do you get paid by the wrong forecast?
  • by Nunni Location: Sneads on Oct 17, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    Thanks Nate--
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    Could you be a little more vague?
  • by TALLY RESIDENT Location: TALLY on Oct 17, 2011 at 07:51 AM
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