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FORECAST: Long Stretch Of Comfortable & Cooler Weather

2nd cold front brings Autumn chill.

Wednesday turned out to be pretty splendid if you're a fan of sunshine and some light winds. Cloud cover and rain early in the day cleared out to mostly sunny and pretty mild, as well. Temps topped out in the low to mid-70s areawide to close out September.

Today should be one of the warmer days of the next week, with highs reaching the mid to upper 70s (a few low 80s could happen with southwesterly winds). Those temps are a couple of degrees above normal for the early part of the month. 

The milder air doesn't last long as another cold front is set to cross the area by Friday morning. This will promote a slight chance for an isolated shower late tonight into early Friday. Highs in the mid to upper 60s settle in for a few days afterward. Shower chances remain low, perfect for apple or pumpkin picking -- tis the season!

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Let's talk about something that happened a little earlier in the week. Tuesday was a bit of a wild night with that cold front moving through. Remember the heavy rain that may have woken you up in the night? Well there were actually a couple of tornadoes that moved through, as well. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado in the county around 11pm last night with maximum winds of around 75mph that stayed on the ground for over 4 miles.

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NWS meteorologists also confirmed another EF-0 with similar winds in Southampton County last night. Thankfully no injuries were reported with either tornado. Damage was reported in both incidents

TROPICS:

An area of thunderstorms south of Jamaica has flared up over the past 24 hours and will being moving west. By later this weekend it will move into an area more environmentally favorable for organization and development. The National Hurricane Center now gives this formation a 70% chance in the 5-day forecast. 

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But that's not all -- another tropical wave on the other side of islands like Grenada, St. Vincent and Dominica currently holds a low, 20% chance for tropical development.

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We're still technically in the peak season timeframe that extends from late August through mid-October.

As of now,  there are no other areas farther west in the Atlantic basin and no tropical waves that are being watched for development. 

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