Weather: Tropical OctoberBy Samantha Hess
Lili made landfall yesterday at Marsh Island, LA as a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds. She was unpredictable the day before landfall, quickly strengthening to a Category 4 hurricane with top winds of 145 mph, then just as quickly weakening. However, she still caused quite a bit of damage, including snapping trees, destroying roofs, and knocking out power to an estimated 345,000 people in Louisiana. She has also caused massive flooding. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kyle is still meandering about the Atlantic Ocean, though he is not expected to threaten land any time soon.
If there were any doubts about the season around here, however, they were cleared up by the cool, damp day we had yesterday. This weekend will be breezy with an occasional shower, though temperatures will be unseasonably mild on Saturday and Sunday.
Today: Cloudy. High 65°F (18°C).
Tonight: Chance of showers. Low 58°F (14°C).
Saturday: Cloudy with chance of showers; humid and breezy. High 74°F (23°C); low 56°F (13°C).
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 73°F (22°C); low 52°F (11°C).