A Mon. night cool front will be followed by a beautiful day Tue. with mild temps. & low humidity leading to pleasantly cool nights. No significant rain in the First Alert forecast through at least early next week.
In the tropics...."Rafael" will move to about Jax's latitude Tue. morning but 1,000+ miles to the east. The 9th hurricane of the Atlantic season will transition to an extratropical storm within the next couple days.
Long range forecast models are hinting at possible tropical development in the Caribbean during approximately the last week or so of this month. Such an occurrence would not be at all surprising late in the season, so this will be something to watch in the long range forecast.
Research flight (NASA817) took off from Punta Arenas, Chile at ~10AM ET Sat. and was in the air for 11 hours, collecting data over Antarctic sea (Bellingshausen 1 mission)... returning ~ 9PM ET. Click ** here ** for the mission homepage that includes images & videos.
A related HD IceBridge video story (runs 2:16) with NASA scientists talking about flying over the Antarctic ice and discovering a huge crack across Pine Island ice flow (last year's flights). Click here.