Temps dip

Published 12:26 am Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is making its way to Covington County, even though it may arrive one degree at a time.

This weekend’s rainfall had a distinct impact on temperatures, especially on Sunday, when more than 1.2 inches of rainfall were recorded in Andalusia. Other areas of the county such as Florala received 0.98 inches, while Opp, Wing and Red Level each logged 1.24 inches.

On Satu-rday, records show 0.03 of an inch fell locally; while Monday, nearly 0.27 inches was recorded in Andalusia.

Through Saturday, temperatures will hold in the mid-80s during the day and lows around 58 degrees nightly. Sunday, forecasts show a high of 79 degrees and a low of 56 degrees, before rising slightly again to the mid-80s.

Forecasters are keeping a close eye on a group of “disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms” over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Predictions show that conditions are favorable and estimated at 40 percent of the system gradually developing into a tropical system within the next 48-hours. If it develops, it could become the next named storm, “Nicole.”

Weather officials say it’s too early to determine if or when the system would affect the local forecast.

For more information on the system, visit www.nhc.noaa.gov.