If you have gotten tired of autumn in August here in SNE for the past several days with days struggling to get out of the 60's with lows down into the 40's on a nightly basis, you will like this forecast.
We are about to return to summer for at least a little while with temperatures getting back to more summerlike ranges. First, we have one more cool afternoon to get through, tomorrow, with highs in the upper 60's. We will start off really cool tomorrow morning as well with many towns in suburbia getting back into the 40's. Thursday will be a nice day with highs in the upper 70's, but clouds will tend to be on the increase in the afternoon, ahead of the warm and sultry air for Friday and especially Saturday.
The 80's return for Friday with a few showers around, summertime showers which are hit and miss and the same can be said for Saturday. Not all places will see a shower or thunderstorm, just a chance of seeing one at any given time in an unstable atmosphere. Temperatures get to near 90 on Saturday with dewpoints rising back into the mid 60's. A return to summer before we start to cool down all over again for early next week.
Hurricane Dean struck the Yucatan last night as a Category 5 storm with winds of 155 mph, at times gusting over 200 mph. Dean's lowest central pressure fell to 906 mb, ranking it one of the top 3 most intense hurricanes on record. Its weakened to 85 mph and will likely weaken some more today before getting over the water again and getting back to minimal Cat 2 status perhaps. Most of its damage has already been done.
More updates on dwindling yet still powerful Dean later.