Fall may have started today, but it certainly feels like summer. We will have a very warm, humid weekend and a steamy start to next week. It’ll start to feel more like autumn late next week.
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, muggy and mild, low 64.
SATURDAY: morning patchy fog, sunny and hot, high 90.
SUNDAY: sunny, high 89.
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high 88.
TUESDAY: mostly sunny, high 87.
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy, chance of showers, high 83.
High pressure is in the area and it plans to stick around for a while. The eastern third of the US, from the Mississippi River to the East Coast, is dominated by high pressure. Parts of the northeast have clouds because of Jose. Otherwise, there are clear skies just about everywhere.
Our next potential weather maker shows up Wednesday morning when a cold front makes its way through the region. Both the ECMWF and the GFSx are beginning to agree on the timing. We will get some showers during the day and those should taper off overnight into Thursday morning. Most of Thursday is looking dry. I’m going to bump Wednesday’s POPs to 40% and drop Thursday to 20%. Changing the icons appropriately. The ECMWF is trying to bring in another front on Friday but the GFSx is wavering. We’ll keep a 30% POP on Friday for now and continue to monitor future runs.
Jose is now a post-tropical cyclone with winds less than 50 mph. It is mostly camped in one place and waiting for Maria to devour it next week. In the meantime, Maria is a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 125 mph or stronger. Her expected track stays out to sea but will likely pummel the East Coast with large surf and gusty winds. She should be east of the Carolinas by Sunday night and Monday.
Marshall McPeek, Meteorologist
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