Quiet & Dry Weather Pattern Continues – Southern Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight!

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We started off Tuesday with a mostly clear sky, but a few clouds have been streaming in from the east over the past hour or so.  With a northeast wind, more clouds will be passing overhead, thanks in part to an area of low pressure sitting off of the Southeast Coast associated with the remnants of what once was Tropical Storm Karen.  Below is a view from our Saturn V Rocket camera at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, showing some clouds, but still plentiful sunshine.

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Despite the cooler morning for some, a warming trend will begin this afternoon, with high temperatures in the low to mid 70s.  A few of the normally cooler spots may only reach into the upper 60s.  A gradual warming trend will persist throughout the week, with highs back in the low 80s for the weekend.  According to the Lawn and Garden Index released Monday, much of Alabama could use a good soaking, but the next chance for rain will not be until next week and even then some could still stay dry.

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Of astronomical note, the Southern Taurid Meteor Shower peaks tonight!  There will be increasing clouds this evening and overnight, but still should be some viewing of the starry sky.  Meteor rates are low with the Southern Taurids, about two per hour, but is known for its fireballs.  Don’t be surprised if you see a fireball in the sky!  The Southern Taurid Meteor Shower continues through November 17th.  The Orionid Meteor Shower began on October 4th and will last until November 14th.  The Northern Taurid Meteor Shower begins October 19th and persists through December 10th.

- Jennifer Watson

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